On Friday 3 March, WLW Associate, Rabiah Khawaja, attended an event in Ballarat run by the Ballarat Regional Multicultural Centre (BRMC) to celebrate the govenrment’s recent announcement relating to the Resolution of Status (ROS) visa (subclass 851).
The announcement affects current or former Temporary Protection visa (TPV) and Safe Haven Enterprise visa (SHEV) holders. Certain groups will now be able to apply (or have a pending application automatically converted) for a Resolution of Status visa. The Resolution of Status visa is a permanent visa so this announcement provides a pathway to permanent residency for approximately 19,000 people who were affected by the fast track legal process.
WLW has assisted hundreds of people affected by the fast track legal process and have joined many in the legal community in oppositing the ineffective and slow refugee assessment process.
At the event, Rabiah Khawaja presented to over 50 attendees on the legal changes as a result of the ROS announcement and answered questions of those affected by the change.
WLW has a long standing relationship with BRMC and we were pleased to be able to support such as well attended event and celebrate a long awaited policy change for fast-tracked affected people.
If you are unsure how you may be affected by the ROS announcement you can book in a free 10 minute phone call with one of our migration lawyers.