Friday Mar 22, 2019
‘Your partner can’t cancel your visa’ — find out how the immigration team at Legal Aid NSW can help your client who is experiencing family violence from their sponsoring partner.
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Kerry Wright from the Community Legal education branch speaks to Katie Wrigley from the government law team about immigration law and what to do if you have clients who have come to Australia on a temporary visa and their relationship has broken down due to family violence.
Find out what options are available to people in this situation, whether your client is eligible for a family violence exemption and how you can refer your clients to this service in a safe way.
Referrals and more information
To find more information about where your clients can get help contact:
- Legal Aid NSW — Immigration team (The Immigration Team offers free legal help about refugee and family visas.)
- Legal Aid NSW — Domestic Violence Unit (The DVU offers family and AVO help.)
- Legal Aid NSW — Family Advocacy and Support Service (FASS offers family and other help at Family and Federal Circuit Courts.)
- Legal Aid NSW — Early Intervention Unit (The EIU offers family and care help.)
- Women’s Legal Service NSW — A Practitioners Guide to Domestic Violence Law in NSW — Chapter 7: Domestic violence and Immigration law.
- Women’s Legal Service NSW — (WLS provides legal advice and casework services to women who are disadvantaged by their cultural, social and economic circumstances and are seeking equitable access to legal services.)