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AIMSOur principle aims may be summarised as follows:
At a broader level, RACS aims to promote the issues asylum seekers face by raising public awareness and to advocate for a refugee determination process which both protects and promotes the rights of asylum seekersin the context of Australia's international obligations.
- to provide a free, expert legal service for individuals seeking asylum in Australia;
- to provide referral for counselling and assistance on related welfare issues such as accommodation, social security, employment, psychological support, language training and education;
- to provide a high standard of community education about refugee law, policy and procedure;
- to provide training sessions, workshops and seminars on refugee law, policy and procedure to legal and welfare agencies and individuals involved in advising and assisting refugees;
- to establish a resource base of current information and documentation necessary to support claims, for use by RACS, community organisations and lawyers assisting refugee claimants;
- to participate in the development of refugee policy in Australia as it relates to the rights of those seeking asylum in this country; and
- to initiate and promote reform in the area of refugee law, policy and procedures.
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