Refugees and People Seeking Asylum

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The legal and policy frameworks governing family reunification unjustly discriminate based on the mode of arrival in Australia. These discriminatory laws and policies prevent people from reuniting...
April 30, 2021
Submission
Liberty Victoria's Rights Advocacy Project is calling for a fairer and more transparent bridging visa system for refugees and people seeking asylum who are waiting in the community for their...
April 27, 2021
Press Release
Isabella Farrell-Hallegraeff, from Liberty Victoria's Rights Advocacy Project, explained that people on bridging visas often wait many years for their claim for refugee status to be assessed. Their...
April 15, 2021
Liberty Victoria in the News
Liberty Victoria president Julia Kretzenbacher described the government’s legal argument in the court as a “radical shift in policy” and a “shocking and unprecedented development, indicating complete...
March 29, 2021
Liberty Victoria in the News
Prominent civil liberties lawyer Julian Burnside said refugees in hotel and offshore detention were being treated worse than criminals. "Every human being has the right to seek asylum," he said. "Why...
March 28, 2021
Liberty Victoria in the News
Liberty Victoria concerned about Morrison Government being prepared to send refugees back to countries where they face a real risk of death, torture or persecution In a recent Federal Court...
March 25, 2021
Press Release
Two asylum seekers arrrived from Sri Lanka on separate boats almost ten years ago. They fell in love and married, had two children and setlled in the small QLD town of Biloela.  Three years ago the...
February 17, 2021
Liberty Victoria in the News
Liberty Victoria welcomes the decision handed down by the Full Federal Court today concerning the Biloela family. A unanimous Full Federal Court has upheld the earlier decision of the Honourable...
February 16, 2021
Press Release
A disturbing and distressing new development has occurred in the Commonwealth’s policies with respect to immigration detention. Pursuant to an amendment to the Migration Act (Cth), non-citizens who...
June 26, 2020
Liberty Victoria in the News
No compelling case has been put forward by the Government to justify the proposed amendments and they are entirely unnecessary and disproportionate; The amendments would provide the Minister with an...
June 18, 2020
Submission

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