Upcoming Refugee Week event presented by the Kaldor Centre and RACS

Our friends at the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law and the Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS) invite ALHR members to attend an upcoming seminar on representing refugees today. The event will feature a panel discussion on legal sector responses to changes in asylum seeker policy and funding.


Wednesday 17 June 2015, 6.00–7.30pm
Gilbert + Tobin
Level 37, 2 Park St, Sydney

In recent times there have been major changes to the law and policy affecting asylum seekers in Australia, which have created hurdles for many seeking Australia’s protection. At the same time, public funding for organisations providing legal assistance to asylum seekers is dwindling.

This event is intended to provide a brief overview of some of the most significant changes affecting people seeking asylum in Australia, and a discussion of how various actors in the legal sector are responding, including through innovative approaches to advice and casework, and challenges before the courts.

The event will be introduced by Renata Kaldor, AO, Refugee Week Ambassador.

Panel members:
Jemma Hollonds Senior Solicitor, Refugee Advice and Casework Service
Michelle Hannon Partner, Pro Bono Services & Corporate Responsibility, Gilbert + Tobin
David Hume Barrister, Six Wentworth Selborne Chambers

Light refreshments will be provided.

The event is free but please RSVP here.