End of Financial Year Appeal

Sunday, May 31 2020

Dear Friends, For so many asylum seekers and refugees, COVID-19 has been another life-threatening crisis. Amidst this, we are launching our End of Financial Year Appeal – so that we can continue to help people in desperate need. The exclusion of people on temporary visas from the Federal Government’s multi-billion-dollar support programs has created new […]

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,  […]

Funding Update

Saturday, May 9 2020

Legal help for the most vulnerable in Victoria is vital amid #COVID-19 and beyond. That’s why the announcement by of a boost to funding of frontline legal services is so welcome and important.  Sincerely, David

Another chat with Tom Ballard on COVID-19

Sunday, May 3 2020

I caught up again with Tom Ballard, Refugee Legal Ambassador, to talk about the impact of COVID-19 on the people we are helping, and all the work we are doing during the lockdown. Thank you for the generosity of the many people who have already donated. If you haven’t already donated, and you are in […]

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 […]

Help us to defend people’s rights amidst the pandemic

Saturday, April 4 2020

With the COVID-19 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 now. Amidst this unprecedented crisis we need your help to help them. For so many of these vulnerable people, isolation and uncertainty […]

Refugee Legal COVID-19 Response

Thursday, March 19 2020

Dear Colleague, In these extremely challenging and uncertain times for us all, it’s critical to remember that the COVID-19 pandemic poses even greater risks for people seeking asylum, refugees and vulnerable migrants. These risks are not just to their health, well-being and ability to support themselves, but also to their legal rights and ability to […]

End of Year Appeal

Monday, December 9 2019

End of Year Appeal: Help us fight on the next front for evacuation In the wake of the Federal Government’s repeal of the Medevac laws, there are many women and men still trapped offshore needing urgent evacuation. Lives remain at risk. And I want to assure you that we’re now fighting for evacuation on the […]

Medevac laws repealed

Wednesday, December 4 2019

Federal Government tears down life-saving Medevac laws Today marks a devastating development in Australia’s treatment of refugees and people seeking asylum. The Federal Government has repealed the Medevac laws – laws which were saving lives. Laws which put doctors, not politicians, at the heart of decisions about critically ill people held in offshore detention. The […]

State of Refugee Policy – 100 days on

Saturday, September 14 2019

Just over 100 days after the Federal election, many are asking: What now is the state of refugee policy in our country? What’s clear is that the deterrence agenda underpins it. Read more… https://tinyurl.com/y62zbz2c