Important Legal Change for People Seeking Asylum affected by the 'Data Breach'

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.


Did you arrive by boat?


Do you have questions about Bridging Visas?


Do you want to apply for judicial review?


Has your visa been cancelled on character grounds?


Do you want to become a citizen?