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I am applying to be a refugee in Australia

What to do if you are refused by the Department

For people who came by boat and applied for temporary protection

This factsheet is provided by The Humanitarian Group, a legal organisation that helps refugees in Western Australia. It was published on 15 August 2016.

This fact sheet is for people who have come by boat and had their claim for a TPV or a SHEV refused by the Australian Government. It explains what the Immigration Assessment Authority is and how it will look at your application.

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You can also read this factsheet by Refugee Advice & Casework Service, which  helps refugees in NSW. This factsheet was prepared in November 2019.

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My claim will be considered by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

This factsheet is provided by Refugee Advice & Casework Service, a legal organisation that helps refugees in New South Wales. It was published in November 2019.
This fact sheet is for people who have the right to a merits review hearing with the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT). This is mainly people who arrived by plane, although it can include some people who arrived by boat to Australia.

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