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This information is provided by Refugee Legal, a legal organisation that helps refugees in Melbourne. It was published on 11 January 2016.

Recently, the Australian government introduced new laws for the processing of protection claims of people who arrived in Australia by boat without a visa between 13 August 2012 and 1 January 2014. If you are one of these people, you will now have your case processed under the government’s new Fast Track Assessment (FTA) process.