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Australia’s borders are shut, so where does that leave refugees?

Humanitarian advocates say people fleeing dangerous situations are more at risk than ever

When COVID-19 reached Australia in late March, the government swiftly closed the country’s borders and hit pause on the Humanitarian Visa Program.

  • Maggie Coggan
  • Pro Bono

But with no certainty on what the program will look like once borders reopen, refugee advocates fear for the lives of vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers fleeing violence and…

  • Refugee numbers slashed

While no further grants or visas have been approved since 19 March, the Department of Home Affairs is still…

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