Savitri Taylor in The Monthly: ‘For a rights-based response to asylum seekers’

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On 28 April 2017, La Trobe Law School’s Associate Professor Savitri Taylor published a piece called ‘For a rights-based response to Asylum Seekers Australia must work towards a medium-term solution‘, together with academics Klaus Neumann, Anne McNevin, Antje Missbach, and… Continue Reading

Legal Eagle “Falconer” Edition No 2: Randa Rafiq – La Trobe Law Students’ Association

As the Secretariat for Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR), Randa provides a range of new resources to ALHR which greatly enhance their ability to promote, practice and protect universally accepted standards of human rights throughout Australia and overseas. As… Continue Reading

Rose Clayton on her internship at the ASRC: “This experience could never have been replicated in a classroom.”

The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and La Trobe Law School partnered together in 2016 to create a new Fast Track Clinic for asylum seekers who had arrived by boat and needed to apply for protection. The clinic was to be… Continue Reading

Jennifer Kanis at the second Alumni Law Breakfast: “We are hoping to build up the community to make a difference.”

On Friday 23 September 2016 the La Trobe Law School welcomed Jennifer Kanis, Director of Advocacy and Campaigns at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC)  as the keynote speaker at this semester’s alumni breakfast held at our City Campus in… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law School and ASRC celebrate New Partnership: ‘Fast Track’ Legal Clinic Launch Event

La Trobe University Law School and the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre are excited to announce their collaboration in establishing a new ‘Fast Track’ legal clinic at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. Fast Track Legal Clinic The new clinic sees La… Continue Reading

Offshore Detention Crisis Highlights the need to Ratify OPCAT

By Thomas Weston Week after week, Australians are confronted by tragic scenes in the media that expose the inhumanity of Australia’s policy of mandatory offshore detention for boat arrivals without a valid visa. A 23-year-old Iranian man named Omid recently… Continue Reading

New publication by Dr Savitri Taylor in Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

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The La Trobe Law School warmly congratulates Associate Professor, Dr Savitri Taylor on her recent publication in the journal of Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal entitled “Growing Pains: The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network at Seven Years” (S.Taylor, ‘Growing… Continue Reading

How Working with Asylum Seekers broadens our Legal Education

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By Rose Clayton In October 2015 I started volunteering in the Law Program of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. I avidly followed the plight of refugees in the news but I needed to physically do something about an issues I… Continue Reading

Review of ALHR Refugee Forum at La Trobe Law School

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On 18 February 2016, students, academics and members of the legal profession came to La Trobe Law School’s city campus to listen to and ask questions of a panel put together by Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR). With the… Continue Reading

How did we get here? A reflection on 25 years of Australian asylum seeker policy

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By Savitri Taylor I’ve been thinking and writing about Australia’s asylum seeker and refugee policy for 25 years. When I started back in 1991, Labor was in government federally. Between then and now, I’ve seen both Labor and Coalition governments… Continue Reading