The Immigration Department has cut the length of time asylum seekers have to apply for protection visas from one year to 60 days which could deny up to 11,000 people the ability to claim asylum.
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From 1 January 2017 the NSW Government will reform its Smart and Skilled eligibility requirements to allow refugees and asylum seekers access to vocational education and training for free. Smart and Skilled gives eligible students access to government-subsidised training for qualifications on the NSW skills list. Previously, those seeking asylum and refugees on temporary protection visas were required to pay international student fees to attend TAFE and university.