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Help for refugees, humanitarian entrants and new arrivals

There is help for you if you have recently come to live in Australia, depending on your visa. You may have to serve a waiting period, and other rules may apply.

For more information, go to the Australian Department of Human Services

August 5, 2019

The harsh reality of onshore immigration detention in Australia

“Rules for visitors have become stricter, procedures more onerous and conditions for visits less welcoming. Changes appear to be designed to deter visits. I believe they […]
July 24, 2019

Family separation and family reunion for refugees: The issues

Denial of family reunion for people who arrived by boat One of the most pressing issues raised consistently during RCOA’s annual consultations was the policy of […]
June 25, 2019

Funny way to break down language barrier

Teachers Kirsten Beletich, Clare Murphy and Olivia Gollan from St Francis Xavier’s Colledge, Hamilton, who are used to planning lessons for Year 11 and 12 students […]
June 11, 2019

Your boss can’t cancel your visa

If your boss has threatened to cancel your visa when you’ve raised a work issue, remember that only the Department of Home Affairs can grant, refuse […]
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