Afghanistan crisis – what we can do to help

Thursday, August 26 2021

I’m sure you’re watching the devastating situation unfold in Afghanistan with a sense of real horror. We’re continuing to hear and see the deep distress and desperation felt by so many people both in Afghanistan and here in the Australian community. They’re asking how they can help loved ones, and other close connections evacuate to […]

Afghanistan Crisis – Australian Government Must Act Immediately

Tuesday, August 17 2021

The devastating takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban we are witnessing now carries deep distress and trauma for many of our clients and communities here. We continue to hear from members of the Afghan community of the fear, the distress and the dangers which grip the country now. We’re receiving calls from people across Australia […]

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 […]

New Match Challenge: Donations matched dollar for dollar by an anonymous donor until 30 June

Thursday, June 25 2020

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 pleased to announce an additional match challenge of $50,000 by an anonymous donor. This means your tax-deductible donation will be matched dollar for dollar until 30 June – and your impact doubled. […]

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 […]