Calls for refugees to have option to appeal ASIO security assessment

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Refugee advocacy groups are calling on the government to allow independent reviews for asylum seekers who have been given negative security assessments by ASIO. Security clearances are the final step before permanent residency is granted and they occur after a person is determined to be a refugee. Judicial reviews in the Federal or High Court are available for those who receive a negative security assessment. But refugee advocates don’t have faith in this process and believe that a more independent process is needed.

 

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