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This factsheet is provided by Refugee & Advice Casework Service, a legal organisation that helps refugees in Sydney. It was published on 13 October 2015.

The Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2014  became law in 2015. This new legislation negatively affects the quality and fairness of protection status decision-making in Australia. Most of the changes affect all people seeking asylum, whether they came by boat or plane.