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

16 December 2023 Enhanced support for refugees globally

30 January 2024 Establishment of the Refugee Advisory Panel

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.