Immigration and refugees


Michael Clothier, Accredited Immigration Law Specialist


The law in this chapter is current to 30 June 2017. However, readers should be aware that the Migration Regulations change rapidly. Before using the information listed here, it is a good idea to check that the law has not changed by telephoning one of the free immigration law advice bodies listed at the end of the chapter. One of the best places to look is on the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s (DIBP) website at

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