Changes to legislation require people to have >50% chance of serious harm before being classified as “Refugees”

“New legislation introduced to federal parliament by Immigration Minister Scott Morrison today outlines plans to streamline claims by asylum seekers arriving in Australia.

The bill states that asylum seekers must prove to the Minister that they are more likely than not to suffer “significant harm” if removed, as part of a move to define the risk threshold for assessing Australia’s protection obligations.

“The risk threshold of more likely than not means that there would be a greater than 50 per cent chance that a person would suffer significant harm in the receiving country,” it states.”

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