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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 a decade of cruel limbo – many people have been left behind. The reform is incomplete.

The upshot: more than 9,000 people are still trapped in an endless cycle of uncertainty – and injustice. They are from places like Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran and Myanmar. Most were refused protection under a fundamentally flawed process – and as it stands, they are not eligible for permanency.

This is exactly the predicament for Sayed* – a 34 year-old Hazara man from Afghanistan – who arrived by boat 11 years ago. His case was refused by the Government without a hearing over four years ago. Since the Taliban seized power again in August 2021, his fears of return have only heightened. And yet, Sayed is in a legal black hole with no clear process ahead.

Change is desperately needed so that people like Sayed can replead their case for protection – to get a fair go before the law.

To this end, we will continue to provide legal help to the many desperate people so far shut out of the reforms, while fighting to secure their right to a fair process – and a pathway to hope.

But real change does not just happen on its own. It’s up to all of us to make it happen – together.

Help us to seize this opportunity for real change by donating to our End of Financial Year Appeal.

Our profound thanks to the many of you who have already donated.

If you haven’t already, please consider giving to our End of Financial Year Appeal. Your tax-deductible donations will be matched by our pro bono partners up to $75,000 until 30 June – doubling the impact of your gift.

Sincerely and with thanks,

David Manne
Refugee Legal
Executive Director & Principal Solicitor

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