Thursday, July 28, 2005

A New Door Opens for Refugees

At last, the asylum seekers in Australia have something to smile about. The full bench of the Federal Court has ruled that asylum seekers whose Temporary Protection Visas (TVPs) had expired could be issued with a permanent visa.

This means they can no longer be deported unless the government could prove, beyond reasonable doubt, that their country of origin was safe.

The refugee advocates are rubbing their hands with glee.
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