26 April 2012

Focus on Australia

The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) has launched a new resource called Asylum Explained: A Guide to the Process of Seeking Asylum in Australia. Sections address who is a refugee; how to get protection; and the various stages of applying for protection, beginning with the Dept. of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC), moving on to the Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT), continuing with the judicial review process, and ending with Ministerial appeals.  A "resources" section includes fact sheets in a variety of languages, from Arabic to Vietnamese.

Other recent items relating to Australia:

"Book Review: Immigration Refugees and Forced Migration: Law, Policy and Practice in Australia," Sydney Law Review, vol. 33, no. 4 (2011) [full-text]

Developments in Australian Refugee Law and Policy 2010-2011 (Australian Parliamentary Library, April 2012) [text]

Joint Select Committee on Australia’s Immigration Detention Network: Final Report (Parliament of Australia, March 2012) [access]

Making it Home: Refugee Housing in Melbourne’s West (Footscray Community Legal Centre, March 2012) [text via BroCAP]

"Seeking Asylum in Australia: Mental Health and Human Rights of Children and Families," Melbourne, 15 March 2012 [access]
- Follow link for seminar report, slides and audio of presentation, and transcript.

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