“Rolling deadlines make this situation beyond urgent – it’s now critical” In recent months, the emergency created by the government-imposed deadline for asylum seekers to apply for protection has morphed into something even worse – a final ruling on their fate. Many thousands of people seeking our help are now in a state of continuing […]
Dear Linda, Amali* – a 45 year-old Sri Lankan Tamil woman and single mother of three – is facing the final ruling on her fate. She fled to Australia by boat six years ago, together with her three daughters. She needs our help. Amali is one of thousands of people – 15,000 nationwide – with […]
Dear Friend, On International Women’s Day we recognise the many refugee and migrant women who have experienced harm on account of their gender. These women have inspired uswith their courage and resilience in the face of gender-based persecution, trauma and separation from their loved ones and communities. We recognise their immeasurable contribution to the Australian community. As a founding Executive Director of […]
Dear Friend,I want to provide you with a quick snapshot of where things are at for people seeking asylum under the Fast Track Process – and to seek your help.The issue may have momentarily disappeared from the media, but people seeking asylum in our country face a continuing emergency.Lodging a protection visa application by 1 October […]
Right now you can defend the rights of refugees As I write, people seeking asylum in our country face a continuing emergency. First, they were forced to apply for protection by the arbitrary deadline of 1 October. Now, they face assessment of their applications under the Federal Government’s ‘Fast Track’ process. This process is complex […]
‘d be delighted if you could join us for Refugee Legal’s Annual Dinner to be held on Tuesday 21 November 2017. We are honoured that our keynote speaker this year is Mr Thomas Albrecht, the Regional Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Canberra. Mr Albrecht is one of the UNHCR’s most experienced representatives, having worked […]
Update from Refugee Legal’s Executive Director, David Manne, on the situation of people seeking asylum who have been brought back from Nauru or PNG.
Message from David Manne about the plight of people brought back from Nauru and PNG Dear Friend, I’m writing to update you on the situation of people seeking asylum who have been brought back to Australia from Nauru and PNG. As you’ve no doubt heard, some of these people have been issued by the Government with […]
Available for the first time on Australian TV, ‘Chasing Asylum’ offers a chilling look inside life for refugees exiled to Nauru and Manus. The release by Al Jazeera of the full-length version of Chasing Asylum online could not be more timely. As 2,000 people – the great majority refugees – continue to be held in cruel, inhumane and […]
David Manne talks with Tom Ballard about the current emergency situation facing asylum seekers in Australia.