Afghans Seeking Safety in Australia

Professor William Maley AM, a leading authority on Afghan affairs,  overviews the current state of play in Taliban Afghanistan and the broad outlook for those seeking to flee, followed by a panel of refugee law experts exploring prospects and legal processes for Afghan nationals seeking safety in Australia, and a Q+A.

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Professor Maley will give a broad analysis of Taliban moves to stabilise the country after the takeover and the outlook for those attempting to flee after the US-led evacuations ceased.

Kylie McGrath, Executive Director and Principal Solicitor of Refugee and Immigration Legal Service (RAILS), will update on current government policy direction and regulation changes around humanitarian visa processing for Afghan nationals. 

Dr Angus Francis will overview the humanitarian visas legal process and insights as the solicitor supervising RAILS Afghan high-risk visa clinic.

Bernie Carrick, experienced RAILS refugee lawyer, will outline current processing issues affecting Afghan refugees in Australia who cannot access permanent protection visas.

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The webinar brings CPD points for lawyers subject to the rules of your state law society and for migration agents (MARA SM 639). Enquiries to 

5:30 - 7:00 pm AEST

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This is a free seminar. But if you wish to support RAILS work for refugees please make a donation at this link or contact our office.