By John van Kooy Commissioned by the Refugee Council of Australia May 2020 This briefing focuses on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on asylum seekers holding Bridging Visas (BVs “A”, “C” and “E”), and refugees on...
The usual way of seeking protection is to come to a country and ask for protection. This is commonly called ‘seeking asylum’. In Australia, ‘seeking asylum’ is often seen as being the ‘wrong’ way to come. In fact, seeking asylum is the way most people get protection in the world, and is the way that is protected by the Refugee Convention.
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Submission to the Inquiry on the Migration Amendment (Prohibiting Items In Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill 2020
RCOA welcomed the opportunity to provide feedback on the Migration Amendment (Prohibiting Items in Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill 2020 and its likely impacts on people in detention, their families and support...
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This page provides links to useful resources for refugees or people seeking asylum about the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) and how it might affect them.
This page provides links to universities that offer scholarships to people seeking asylum or refugees on temporary protection visas.
Start here to read our guide to information about temporary protection visas, including Safe Haven Enterprise Visas (SHEVs).
This answers common questions about the changes to the income supports people seeking asylum face.
You may have heard that there are changes to the program that provides support to people seeking asylum, the Status Resolution Support Services (SRSS) program. While we still don't know a lot about those changes, we...