Match Donation

Thursday, June 3 2021

New match donation by our major pro bono law firm partners – doubling your impact We’re delighted to advise that the Peter McMullin and The Good Business Foundation match challenge of $50,000 has been reached – and we’re very pleased to announce a new match challenge of $75,000 by our major pro bono law firm […]

Sudden surge of interviews threatens rights and lives

Friday, May 7 2021

After people being left in limbo for more than eight years, the Government has instigated a surge of interviews – without notice – for more than 1,100 people seeking protection under the Fast Track process to be completed by an arbitrary deadline of 30 June. With only two weeks’ notice, people are being called up […]

Media Release

Friday, May 7 2021

For Immediate Release: Human rights legal community appeals to Government against a new blitz of ‘Fast Track’ interviews as processing for boat arrivals comes to a close An unexpected surge in interviews for people seeking asylum is leaving them with only two weeks-notice to prepare for potentially the most important interview of their lives. The […]

New Match Challenge: Donations matched dollar for dollar by an anonymous donor

Tuesday, December 15 2020

We’re delighted to advise that the match challenge of $25,000 by an anonymous donor has been reached – and we’re pleased to announce an additional match challenge of $25,000 by another anonymous donor and longstanding supporter. This means your donation will be matched dollar for dollar until 25 December – and your impact doubled. The […]

Refugee Legal – ‘Not the Annual Dinner’

Monday, November 23 2020

The keynote speaker is Behrouz Boochani live from New Zealand.  The MC for the night is Tom Ballard.   Annual Dinner Details: Date:   Thursday 26 November, 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm Online event: Details to follow Tickets: General –  $0 to $100 (incl. GST) With the impact of COVID-19, and many people being hit very hard, ticket prices are based on […]

Some good news during the pandemic

Friday, September 25 2020

With the pandemic affecting all of us in extraordinary ways, so many asylum seekers, refugees and vulnerable migrants are at even greater risk and in desperate need of our help and protection. Throughout this unprecedented crisis, we’ve continued to provide expert legal help – through all of our frontline services – to many people in […]

World Refugee Day Event 2020

Wednesday, June 17 2020

To recognise Refugee Week and World Refugee Day, Refugee Legal will be hosting a facilitated panel discussion and Q & A, live online via Zoom. This forum will explore: The plight of refugees and asylum seekers during the pandemic. Event details: Date: Tuesday 23 June, 2020 Time: 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm (AEST) Venue: Online […]

Donations matched dollar for dollar by Peter McMullin and the Good Business Foundation until 30 June

Sunday, June 14 2020

  Amidst the pandemic, so many asylum seekers and refugees in our country face a continuing crisis – their vulnerabilities have only deepened. So too has their need for critical legal help. In this context, midway through our End of Financial Year Appeal, Refugee Legal has received a leading gift from our friend and supporter, […]

National Volunteer Week | Thank you from Refugee Legal

Friday, May 22 2020

Dear Linda, Refugee Legal is an organisation that relies upon the support and the generosity of the community to enable us to do the vital work that we do. You are that community. Thank you all for being with us through these unprecedented times and for your continued support. This week is National Volunteer Week,  […]

In conversation with Tom Ballard

Monday, April 20 2020

On Friday, whilst in isolation, I caught up with Tom Ballard, our wonderful Ambassador, to talk about what’s happening to the vulnerable people that we help due to COVID-19, and what we are doing to help them – despite the lockdown – amidst this unprecedented crisis. Thank you for the generosity of the many people […]