Unfortunately, reduced funding means we must stop assistance in relation to:
until further notice. We hope to be able to start this assistance again soon. In the meantime, click on the above links for more information, including what you can do if you need assistance.
A new law means that some people who were affected by the 2014 'data breach' will have their protection claims assessed (or reassessed).
Critically, people who have previously made an application for a protection visa (which was then refused) will only have 7 working days in which to lodge a new application.
This fact sheet has more information about the change and what you should do if you were affected by the data breach.
The Department of Immigration has advised that boat arrivals who have been invited to apply for Temporary Protection Visas or Safe Haven Enterprise Visas will need to lodge applications before 1 October 2017.
The Humanitarian Group continues to provide assistance to these boat arrivals through our free and confidential drop-in advice service and legal clinics.
We encourage anyone requiring assistance to attend the Asylum Seeker Hub on Thursdays, 9am to 12noon Riverview Church, 1 Thorogood Street, Burswood.