The 20 year queue: Family reunion for “genuine” refugees unlikely

By Vanessa Bacchetti and Kobra Moradi Imagine being told by the Government that you must wait 20 years to see your family. This happened to 22 year old Ali, a Syrian refugee. His story was told recently by Shen Narayansamy… Continue Reading

Family Reunion for Refugees in Australia: Restrictive laws and policies

PHOTO: by Abdul Karim Hekmat in the Guardian article: “Life and death on a bridging visa” (13 April 2016)

By Vanessa Bacchetti and Kobra Moradi Refugee Family Separation When refugees flee conflict or persecution in their home country, family members are often left behind or separated by borders or entire continents. The experience of displacement and resettlement involves a… Continue Reading

ARC Discovery Grant Success at La Trobe Law School: Associate Professor Savitri Taylor

Savitri Taylor La Trobe Law School Immigration

La Trobe Law School academic Associate Professor Savitri Taylor and Swinburne academic Professor Klaus Neumann received today an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant for a project titled ‘Protecting Non-citizens: An Australian legal and political history, 1945-89’: The project seeks to investigate Australia’s contribution to international… Continue Reading

Yet Another Hurdle For Asylum Seekers

La Trobe Law migration Fahira Zaima

By Fariha Zaima Recently the Australian government has implemented a politically pragmatic but inherently unfair process which makes it much more difficult for asylum seekers to gain access to protection visas. On 5 December 2014, the Australian government passed the… Continue Reading