ASRC Policy Positions

Legal aid

Fair Process

All people seeking asylum in Australia should be assessed under a single statutory Refugee Status Determination (RSD) process which entitles people to a Permanent Protection visa and independent and fair merits review.

Permanent Protection

Permanent Protection

People seeking asylum in Australia who are found to be refugees, or found to be owed Complementary Protection, should be issued with a Permanent Protection visa.

Community Based Processing

Community Based Processing

The onshore and offshore detention regime for people seeking asylum is inhumane and unjustifiable both in terms of ongoing human rights abuse and the unprecedented monetary cost of detention.

Universal Safety Net

Universal Safety Net

All people seeking asylum in Australia should be granted the right to work, the right to study, the right to income support, and medical care for the duration of their legal process.

Humanitarian Regional Approach

Humanitarian Regional Approach

In response to the growing global need for resettlement, Australia should significantly increase its Refugee and Humanitarian Program, meaningfully engage with the global refugee crisis and take a lead in the Asia-Pacific region as a collaborator and instigator of protective and durable policy.