Thursday, October 24, 2019

Australian tribunal overwhelmed with migrant, refugee requests

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal is inundated with a record number of requests to review migration and protection decisions.

A tribunal that reviews government decisions has been swamped with an unprecedented number of applications, overwhelmingly from migrants and refugees.

"These types of applications are now at record levels and have more than doubled in the past three years," Sian Leathem told a Senate estimates hearing on Tuesday.

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