Author Archive: Catherine Crittenden

Labor in government – from 21 May 2022

5 August 2022   The ‘Biloela’/Nadesalingam family settled in Biloela, Queensland

29 October 2022  Australian women and children being repatriated from Al Hawl and al-Roj camps in  Northern Syria

19 November 2022 Travel outside Australia possible for holders of temporary visas

10 February 2023 Family reunion pathway restored for some refugees

12 February 2023 The end of temporary visas for refugees

25 June 2023 Last of Nauru detainees brought to Australia (but sadly more people seeking asylum imprisoned on Nauru since September 2023)

10 September 2023 Neil Para granted permanent residency after walk from Ballarat

5 October 2023 Labor to prioritise new asylum seeker claims

Free legal empowerment course

Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education (ERCJ) is organizing a 5-week Free Legal Empowerment Course for refugees, people seeking asylum and migrants. The purpose is to empower multicultural communities in NSW by increasing their core legal knowledge and associated skills. The program also aims to foster integration and encourage the participants to advocate for their own rights and interests as well as pursue professional and personal goals, using the information and techniques they learn during the sessions.For detail about the program please visit our website here.

FB post by Minister Andrew Giles

Facebook post by Andrew Giles MP 

The Albanese Government has made a commitment to transition those who have been found to be owed our protection on temporary protection visas to permanent protection – we will keep this promise, and meet our commitment as soon as possible.

In working towards this, we have met and consulted with TPV/SHEV holders, legal experts & members of the crossbench. To put in place a mechanism that is effective, which can be applied to all members of the cohort consistently, and which is enduring.

We recognise that over the last 10 years, those on TPVs and SHEVs have been living in limbo.

Temporary protection visa holders deserve stability and assurance for their futures – to grow their businesses, buy houses, study and gain secure employment – many of them in regional areas.

6th September 2022