Victoria is a leading figure in the refugee rights campaign. As a refugee advocate she has travelled to most of the on shore detention centers, and has regularly visited asylum seekers inside detention. She is a Registered Migration Agent that specialises in protection visas and family reunification for asylum seekers and refugees. She opposes mandatory detention, all forms of detention without charge or trial, and offshore processing. As someone that has witnessed first-hand the disintegration of people’s mental health while in detention, she believes the terrible harm done to people can never be justified.
In 2017 the Manus Island offshore detention centre was closed, leaving hundreds of refugees feeling unsafe in Papua New Guinea. In response, eighteen medical professionals (including panel members Professor Nick Talley and Dr David Fletcher) wrote an open letter to the government expressing their concern for the mental and physical wellbeing of former detainees. Join […]