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Refugee rejection is more complex than a soundbite: why Tamil family should stay

Home Affairs Minister Dutton has repeatedly defended his decision not to exercise discretion in the case of the...

Yet the complexity of refugee determinations cannot be reduced to a soundbite.

Legal decisions about refugee status are not an inevitable reflection of the truth or merits of a person’s asylum claims.

  • Sara Dehm and Anthea Vogl
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

They are made in the context of a legal system that has been deliberately set up to accelerate asylum decision-making, to deny acces to legal advice to people seeking asylum and to limit the…

The case of this Sri Lankan family has rightly captured public attention since they were forcibly taken early last year from their…

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