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Refugee, citizenship and immigration law

Community Legal Centres Queensland believes that Australia has a responsibility to facilitate the right to asylum of individuals with a well-founded fear of persecution or similarly serious threats to their life or safety.

Community Legal Centres Queensland supports the United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and the 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees.

Community Legal Centres Queensland advocates

  • ending mandatory detention of asylum seekers, in accordance with Article 9 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights;
  • full and equal respect for the human rights of asylum seekers on arrival in Australia, regardless of their method of travel;
  • increased accountability and availability of registered migration agents to assist asylum seekers with protection visa applications;
  • support for family reunification for protection visa holders, irrespective of their mode of arrival to Australia;
  • Ratification of and adherence to relevant human rights mechanisms;
  • less restrictive immigration policies, including recognition of the exigency of relocation due to climate change
  • Removal of current disability-related discrimination that occurs through the Migration Act 1958.

RAILS Submission

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Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014

Presentation on engaging and working with interpreters

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