The Sydney-based Refugee Advice and Casework Service says the decision undermines the “fairness” of Australia’s immigration system. Executive director Tanya Jackson-Vaughan says refugee applicants need help from someone removed from the decision-making process. “Experts in refugee law are trained to assist these vulnerable people to talk about these fears, to write down these fears, where […]
Tanya Jackson-Vaughan, chief executive of the Refugee Advice and Casework Service, which is one of nine groups in receipt of IAAAS funding for boat arrivals, said the cuts would mean more asylum seekers “failed the test” for refugee status. “Access to justice is a fundamental human right – there’s been a longstanding commitment from successive […]
Vulnerable asylum seekers cast adrift in legal limbo This policy is largely retrospective in nature and will exacerbate the misery of the many asylum seekers living in a “limbo like state” waiting for their claims to be assessed. Read full Media Release here.