Publish Date: Oct 14, 2013
A recent decision of the RRT highlights the ongoing security issues in Lebanon and the potential for Lebanese citizens to be recognised as refugees.
Publish Date: Oct 13, 2013
We have a lot of experience acting for ethnic Tibetans and Buddhists who have claimed refugee status in Australia because they faced persecution due to their political views, religion and ethnicity.
Publish Date: Oct 12, 2013
We were successful in a recent application to the Refugee Review Tribunal where the Tribunal found that a Chinese woman who would be subjected to forced sterilization laws under the one child policy if returned to China qualified to be a refugee in Australia.
Publish Date: Oct 11, 2013
Australia has had a system of mandatory detention since 1992, with the Migration Act 1958 prescribing that any non-citizen who is in Australia without a valid visa must be detained.
Publish Date: Oct 10, 2013
The subclass 457 visa continues to be the subject of much debate. Of all the changes to the subclass 457 visa announced by the previous Labor Government, the introduction of Labour Market Testing has perhaps been the most widely discussed. This is particularly so given that the previous iterations of Labour Market Testing under the 457 subclass were used in a somewhat discretionary manner in practice as well as the likely cost implications to employers.
Publish Date: Oct 09, 2013
Working holiday visas (417) are valid for 12 months from the date of first entry. Holders are permitted to travel freely to and from Australia and work is permitted for up to six months with any one employer during that period.
Publish Date: Oct 08, 2013
The Department of Immigration and Citizenship offers a range of visas for partners or fiancés of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens to apply to enter Australia.
Publish Date: Oct 07, 2013
In the course of our immigration law practice, we acted for a young Tamil Hindu man from Sri Lanka who claimed refugee status in Australia because he faced persecution from the Sri Lankan authorities due to his perceived support for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as Tamil Tigers), the fact that he originated from a previously-LTTE-controlled area, his illegal departure from Sri Lanka, and his status as a failed asylum seeker.
Publish Date: Oct 05, 2013
In the course of our immigration law practice, we acted for a number of Egyptian clients who claimed refugee status in Australia because they faced persecution in Egypt.
Publish Date: Oct 04, 2013
In the course of our immigration law practice, we have acted for a number of Pakistani Shi’as from Parachinar who claimed refugee status in Australia because they faced persecution in Pakistan from the Taliban.
Publish Date: Oct 03, 2013
Our client was accused of creating security problems in Iran and spying for foreign governments. The Basij charged him with promoting revolution against the government through the July 2009 protests among his friends and the wider community in Iran.
Publish Date: Oct 02, 2013
Our client was raised as a Shi’a but converted to atheism. During Taliban rule our client’s family was forced to hide from the Taliban, fearing they would be targeted as Shi’a Hazaras in Jaghori.
Publish Date: Oct 01, 2013
Visa applicants who have had a decision go against them from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (the Department), have the following bodies where they can turn to for a review: the Migration Review Tribunal (MRT), the Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT) or the Administration Appeals Tribunal (AAT).