Our work gives hope

Wednesday, December 20 2023

Our work gives hope. And it brings hope. It changes lives. This includes for people like Maya* who came to Australia from Myanmar in 2020 to study engineering. The military coup of February 2021 meant she was unable to safely return to Myanmar. She was terrified of being deported to face persecution and danger. If […]

Rasa finally unites with his wife and daughter after 17 years

Saturday, December 16 2023

18 months ago, I wrote about Rasa’s* relief on hearing the Federal Government’s reform commitment, for people on temporary protection, like him, to convert to permanency. Finally, after more than a decade-long fight for justice. Donate to our End of Year Appeal so we can help people like Rasa In 2009, Rasa, a Sri Lankan […]

Help us work for justice

Wednesday, December 13 2023

Every day, we work fearlessly to defend the rights and lives of thousands of people who seek our help, while advocating for major reform – and justice. Please donate to our End of Year Appeal so we can help people like Ibrahim In 2009, Ibrahim*, a stateless man from the Middle East, fled in fear […]

High Court Challenge

Tuesday, November 28 2023

I’m writing to update you on our work helping people impacted by the recent High Court ruling on indefinite detention and the Government’s new laws imposing conditions on people freed which severely constrain their liberty. Today, our client, a 37 year-old Afghan Hazara man – and refugee – has filed a High Court legal challenge […]

Refugee Legal Statement of Support for a Voice to Parliament

Tuesday, October 3 2023

Refugee Legal supports the establishment of a First Nations Voice to Parliament, to be enshrined in the Australian Constitution. We embrace the invitation in the Uluru Statement from the Heart to walk together in “a movement of the Australian people for a better future”.This is rooted in our support of the three pillars of the […]

On World Refugee Day, a message from David Manne

Tuesday, June 20 2023

Today, on World Refugee Day, amidst the soaring numbers of people fleeing violence and persecution globally – now an unprecedented 110 million – we honour their remarkable courage and hope in the face of such tragic upheaval. This year, World Refugee Day focuses on the power of inclusion and solutions for refugees: Hope away from […]

Help us fight to end indefinite detention

Monday, June 12 2023

              After an era of inhumanity, we are at a critical juncture in our history where there’s a real opportunity for real change. But a big battle for justice lies ahead. And the need for legal help has not abated. Just last month, the United Nation’s Special Rapporteur on […]

Help us fight for people left behind

Tuesday, June 6 2023

Right now, we’re at a critical juncture in our history where there’s a real opportunity for real change. But a big battle for justice stills lies ahead. Donate now to double your impact While the Federal Government’s recent TPV reforms are transformative for over 19,500 people now eligible for permanency – lifting them out of […]

Help us to shape real change

Wednesday, May 31 2023

Right now, we are just at the start of the road to fundamental reform so crucial to the rights and lives of people seeking asylum and refugees. But a big battle for justice stills lies ahead. Amidst this, we are launching our End of Financial Year Appeal. We’re delighted to announce a match challenge of […]

Some wonderful news about Arif

Friday, May 26 2023

Twelve months ago, I wrote to you about thousands of people stuck in an endless cycle of uncertainty on temporary protection. People like Arif – a 32-year-old Shia Hazara man from Afghanistan who arrived in Australia by boat 11 years ago. He was forced to leave his family behind, having fled in fear for his […]

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