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Funding boost for asylum seekers

Sunday, April 17 2016

More than 10,000 asylum seekers will have a better chance of avoiding deportation back to potentially life-threatening persecution in their homelands, with key legal centres set to help more cases. Asylum seekers living in the community while awaiting processing – known as the “legacy caseload” – have just one opportunity to make their claim for protection under a controversial fasttrack system introduced in 2014.

> View The Age article

> View the ABC article: ‘Victoria to provide legal aid to thousands of asylum seekers under new initiative’

> View the SBS article: ‘Asylum seekers in Victoria will get legal advice on their immigration cases after the government provided funding to a refugee legal centre’

> View the Victoria Legal Aid media release

> View the Premier of Victoria media release

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