Definition of Refugee or Refugee-like background

  • People who have been found to be refugees (by the UNHCR or the Australian Government)
  • People who have suffered persecution in their country of nationality or usual residence
  • People who have been subjected to substantial discrimination and human rights abuses in their country of nationality or usual residence
  • Immediate family members, such as a child, of the above

Someone may have a refugee or refugee-like background without meeting the definition of the term ‘Refugee’ outlined in Article I of the Refugee Convention

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