13 April 2015 Emergency begins
After re-introducing Temporary Protection Visas and commencing the ‘Fast Track’ system, the Government started processing the 31,000 people. Long-standing, fundamental legal safeguards were stripped away. It left people like Ali, an Afghan Hazara, with little English, to complete at least 62 pages of forms with 184 questions and a detailed statement of his fears – all in English. We helped thousands of people to lodge this complex, onerous and critical paperwork.