Dear Valued Readers,
Welcome to the latest edition of our volunteer newsletter. I will keep my introduction short this week as the coverage in this issue is quite detailed. We hear from a refugee who has received a Protection Visa thanks to the hardworking team at AFFMA, provide a refresher on Australia’s obligations towards refugees under international human rights law, discuss some of the outcomes of the federal election and their potential impacts for refugees, provide the latest refugee news both globally and locally, and learn about an entrepreneurial Afghani refugee in our monthly Notable Australian Refugees segment.
Thank you for reading and don’t forget to donate if you can to help fund the terrific volunteer work undertaken at our organisation.
Joël Gédéon, Juris Doctor, Master HumRights Law, Master Int’l Law, JP
Pro Bono Migration Agent