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On this page you can find legal information about making a claim for protection. This information is provided by our members. This is not legal advice, but is general information. To get advice about your case, please see our page on legal advice.

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Fast-tracking decisions

This table lists decisions by federal courts relating to the new system of refugee status determination for people who came by boat, known as 'fast tracking'.
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Your rights if you arrived by boat

This information is provided by the Refugee & Advice Casework Service, a legal organisation that helps refugees in Sydney. The factsheet was last updated¬† on 13 October 2015. The translations…

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Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2014

The Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2014 became law in 2015. This new legislation negatively affects the quality and fairness of protection status decision-making in Australia. Most of the changes affect all people seeking asylum, whether they came by boat or plane.
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