Refugees and People Seeking Asylum

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‘Age determination’ is the process by which a person’s age is assessed. In the immigration context, it refers to the processes used by the country receiving asylum seekers to determine whether a...
September 14, 2015
  Legal funding for asylum seekers was drastically cut on 31 March 2014. Asylum seekers need lawyers. The refugee determination process in Australia is highly complex. It is extremely difficult for...
March 21, 2015
Liberty Victoria raises serious concerns about the human rights implications of Australia's new asylum seeker policy. President Jane Dixon SC said today: "Liberty is very concerned about how this...
July 25, 2013
Press Release
There are currently over 50 people in immigration detention in Australia who have been found to be refugees but have received adverse security assessments from the Australian Security and...
January 18, 2012
Press Release
Dr Larry Stillman Public perception of refugees causes razor sharp public anxiety with every boat arrival. Yet after rigorous scrutiny by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees or Australia’s...
December 24, 2009
Liberty Victoria Updates
Asylum seekers are again the subject of much commentary and debate in Australia. As per our Media Release in April 2009, Liberty continues to urge the media and all politicians to take a measured,...
December 1, 2009
Liberty Victoria Updates
Torture is the intentional infliction of severe pain or suffering (of a physical or mental nature) on a person. The prohibition on torture arises from the need to protect the inherent dignity of the...
January 29, 2009