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Information about IARC and its work.

In 2020-21:

1,637  people

received help with immigration, refugee or citizenship law problems

More than 350 people

assisted in domestic and family violence matters

2,950 appointments

conducted in person and by telephone

1,802 people

connected with additional services

People we have helped

Case Study

Domestic and family violence

Sally had limited English skills when she came to Australia with her husband and her husband had been very controlling. He filled out her Partner visa application for her and included false information about her previous relationships. Sally had tried to understand what was in the forms and had been scared that he was lying. But she did not have any control in the situation and her husband told her she was stupid when she tried to raise concerns. Sally was refused a Partner visa by the Department of Home… Read More

Sally had limited English skills when she came to Australia with her husband and her husband had been very controlling. He filled out her Partner visa application for her and… Read More

Case Study

Working rights

In 2014, seven women were sponsored on subclass 457 visas from Thailand. When they arrived in Australia, they were subject to severe exploitation by their employer including being forced to sleep on the floor; being required to work over 12 hours a day, 6 days a week; restrictions on leaving the home and on what they could eat and drink; and significant underpayment while being forced to pay back certain “costs” to their employer from their already low wage. If they breached any of those rules, the employer threatened to… Read More

In 2014, seven women were sponsored on subclass 457 visas from Thailand. When they arrived in Australia, they were subject to severe exploitation by their employer including being forced to… Read More