Australia’s Refugee and Humanitarian Program has two key parts: the protection of people who claim asylum (called the ‘onshore’ component) and the resettlement program (called the ‘offshore’ component). The onshore part is for people who claim refugee status after arriving in Australia, while the resettlement part is used to resettle people from outside Australia. Australia sets an annual number of places in this program.
Timeline of major events in the history of Australia’s Refugee and Humanitarian Program DATE EVENT 5 May 2016 A group of 12 Sri Lankan asylum seekers whose boat was…
This fact sheet contains a timeline of recent changes to Australian law which affect asylum seekers who arrive by boat.