Part 6: Stuck in an endless loop

One family. All devout pacifists, they all fled the same dangers and all of them are recognised refugees in Australia. The mother and children were resettled from overseas and now have permanent protection. But their father arrived by boat. He lives in anxious uncertainty, enduring an opaque reapplication process that could result in his being torn away from them

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Temporary is a project from the University of New South Wales Centre for Ideas and Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law in partnership with Guardian Australia, inspired by the book Refugee Rights and Policy Wrongs by Jane McAdam and Fiona Chong. Series artwork by Matt Huynh.

You can find additional information, photography and artwork at the Kaldor Centre’s Temporary website.

Iranian born Yehye is one of the first people in the legacy caseload to have his temporary protection visa expire.
Photograph: Leila/UNSW/Guardian Australia
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