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Invitation: LGBTIQ Asylum Seekers in Australia – an Analysis of Recent Case Law

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Josh will outline and explain the recent approach of the Australian Courts in determining LGBTIQ asylum applications. Presently, these applications are being met with disbelief from the Courts. To understand how these decisions are currently being made, Josh’s paper will first situate the current decisions within the wider legal context around LGBTIQ Asylum Seekers and their treatment under the Australian law.

Event details

Join the Centre for Human Rights Education and the Curtin LGBTIQ Collaborative Research Network for a seminar with PhD candidate Josh Pallas.

Date
Thursday 15 September 2016
Time
5.30 pm - 6.30 pm
Venue
Building 210: Room 104, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley
Cost
Free
LGBTIQ Asylum Seekers in Australia

Josh will then focus on a few cases over the 2015-2016 period to demonstrate the prevailing approach of the Courts. He will then conclude with some thoughts on why this current approach is unacceptable through a queer theoretical lens.

Event Registration:

Please email misty.farquhar@curtin.edu.au to register your attendance by Wednesday 14 September 2016. Seats are strictly limited.

Free parking is available in carpark D3. Please enter via the Kent Street or Manning Road entrances.

The Speaker: Josh Pallas

Josh Pallas

Josh Pallas is a PhD Candidate in international law at UNSW Law Faculty. He is also a Sessional Academic at the University of Wollongong in both Law and Politics and International Studies. Josh volunteers with the Inner City Legal Centre in Kings Cross which is the NSW specialist LGBTIQ community legal centre.