Media Releases

Media releases


New Outreach Support Service for new arrivals from CaLD backgrounds

1 November 2017

The Humanitarian Group and Red Cross are excited to announce a new collaboration aimed at providing holistic support services to clients. 

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Volunteer Vietnamese Interpreters urgently needed

10 February 2016

The Humanitarian Group needs volunteer interpreteres to assist Vietnmese asylum seekers to apply for protection visas. 

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Internationally acclaimed comedian stands up for asylum seekers

25 September 2015

Internationally acclaimed comedian, Sami Shah, will be performing I, MIGRANT and other stories on Tuesday, 27 October at 8.00pm at the Fremantle Town Hall as part of the 2015 Fremantle Festival. All funds raised by the performance will go to the A Fair Go For Asylum Seekers Appeal. 

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Internationally acclaimed filmmaker brings award-winning doco to Perth

18 March 2015

Internationally acclaimed filmmaker, Lekha Singh will be in Perth for the first ever Perth screenings of her award-winning documentary, Beyond Right & Wrong: Stories of Justice and Forgiveness on Tuesday, 24th March.  The first screening is at 5.30pm at Wesley College and the second screening at 7pm at The University of Western Australia (UWA).  Singh will also hold Q&A sessions after the screenings.  The screenings are co-hosted by not-for-profit organisations, CASE for Refugees and the Uthando Project, with both organisations receiving funds raised by the screenings.

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Sector leaders unite to call on Government to reinstate access to justice for asylum seekers

31 March 2015

To mark the 12-month anniversary of drastic Government cuts to free legal services for asylum seekers, leading refugee organisations across Australia have called on the Federal Government to ensure access to justice and reinstate free legal representation.

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Serious concern at Coalition's proposed refugee policies

2 September 2013

CASE for Refugees is extremely concerned about today’s announcement from the Coalition regarding a proposed asylum seeker processing regime which scraps appeals rights.

CASE for Refugees Chief Executive Officer, Shayla Strapps, says that the proposed policy is a clear attempt to try to avoid a proper and robust processing system. 

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ASIO security assessments need independent review

30 May 2012

CASE for Refugees Principal Solicitor, Shayla Strapps, says that CASE for Refugees supports David Manne’s High Court challenge to the ASIO security assessments.  She says that CASE has had a number of requests for assistance from clients who have been granted refugee status but who have not been granted a visa due to a negative security assessment.  Essentially these clients are left in indefinite detention.  They cannot return to their country and they have nowhere else to go.  

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Asylum seekers sleep on the floor

12 April 2012

CASE for Refugees Joint Principal Solicitor, Shayla Strapps, says that she was upset and flabbergasted that 3 asylum seekers who have been given bridging visas are sleeping on the floor.  Ms Strapps visited the home last night and house that the men are in has no furniture save for a fridge and washing machine.  There are no beds, tables, chairs or couches.  The men are sleeping on a mat on the floor and also have no blankets.  

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No legal advice for Chinese asylum seekers

10 April 2012

CASE for Refugees Principal Solicitor, Shayla Strapps, has highlighted concerns about the Department of Immigration  refusing to provide the Chinese asylum seekers with appropriate independent legal advice in relation to whether they should claim asylum in Australia. 

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New Visas for Refugees

25 November 2011

CASE for Refugees welcomes the announcement by Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Chris Bowen on new administrative arrangements for protection visa applicants, but calls for more consideration of stateless detainees and the funding of advice and representation for judicial review applications. 

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CASE Supports SBS’s “Go Back to Where You Came From”

23 June 2011

CASE for Refugees has come out in support of SBS’s reality show “Go Back to Where You Came From” for portraying honesty and truth about the plight of refugees as well as community attitudes to them.

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CASE for Refugees appoints Mary Creed as Chairperson

22 June 2011

The Board of CASE for Refugees is delighted to announce the appointment of Mary Creed to the position of Chairperson.

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