Many Australians are deeply concerned about the well-being of refugees living in Australia on 3-year Temporary Protection Visas (TPV) or 5-year Safe Haven Enterprise Visas (SHEV). These visas are not permanent protection visas. They offer no hope of establishing a safe and secure future; they offer no hope of reunion with family; and they place refugees in a continual state of extreme stress, fearing that they may eventually be returned to the country from which they fled persecution. UNHCR has described these conditions as ‘punitive’ and noted their damaging effect on refugees’ mental health.
Actions you can take:
Increase your knowledge about this issue by downloading the:
'Give them a Future! Campaign' sheet
'Legacy Caseload' fact sheet
Write a letter to your local MP and State Senators calling for Permanent Protection Visas for all refugees living in Australia and an amnesty for those in the 'Legacy Caseload' who are in an Appeals process.
Support the online petition for Permanent Visas for Refugees initiated by the Iranian Women's Association
Sign the online petition here