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LIV provides input to Australia's Humanitarian Program for 2018-2019

LIV provides input to Australia's Humanitarian Program for 2018-2019

By Administrative Law and Human Rights Section

Human Rights Immigration Migration Law 


In a submission to the Law Council of Australia, the Law Institute of Victoria's (LIV) Refugee Law Reform Committee has offered input into the Department of Home Affairs consultation regarding Australia's Humanitarian 2018-19 program.

The LIV's submission offers comment on the Community Support Program and its potentially discriminatory selection criteria, visa grant quotas and 'Regional Area' priorities.

The LIV understands that the nature of the scheme is to provide opportunities to refugees with ‘good settlement prospects’. However, it is concerned that the criteria for a visa grant is focused on the economic viability of refugees rather than their humanitarian need. This results in discrimination against refugee women and is contrary to the purpose of the program.

Read the full submission here.


Administrative Law and Human Rights Section
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