Author Archive: Catherine Crittenden

Labor in government – progress

Progress so far

Labor in government – from 21 May 2022

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

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

13 February 2023 Abolition of TPVs and SHEVs

January 2024 Establishment of the Refugee Advisory Panel

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