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There are many myths about refugees and people seeking asylum. This page explains the truth behind these myths.

The myths

Myth: Asylum Seekers Are Queue Jumpers

Myth: Asylum seekers are queue jumpers

Seeking asylum is the normal way to apply for protection as a refugee. Australia also resettles refugees from overseas, but this is a different strategy for different circumstances. It does not mean that resettlement is the better or 'right' way to come. In fact, before a person can be resettled they usually must first seek asylum through UNHCR.
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