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For children born in Australia to stateless refugee parents citizenship can offer security and safety; a place to call home and build a future. But these children are not guaranteed Australian citizenship, despite being born on Australian soil.
For children of refugees who arrived in Australia by boat, pathways to permanent protection visas are extremely limited - and in the majority of cases, prohibited. Thankfully these children do have a right to apply for citizenship under Australian and International law, but they face significant barriers in navigating this complex process.
The Refugee Advice & Casework Service (RACS) and Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness have partnered to conduct groundbreaking research into the legal needs, barriers and gaps experienced by stateless refugee children and their families in accessing and acquiring Australian citizenship.
The ‘A Place to Call Home’ Report will be officially launched at this online event.
In response to the legal need identified in this Report, this event will also see Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness, in partnership with the RACS launch both:
- The Stateless Children Legal Clinic (SCLC) - the first stateless legal clinic of its kind in Australia, the third of its kind globally and a joint initiative with the Melbourne Law School (MLS) Clinics at the University of Melbourne.
- The Stateless Children Legal Australia Network (SCLAN) - a newly established, independent, not-for-profit network aimed at developing knowledge and increasing pathways to legal assistance for stateless children entitled to Australian citizenship.
Join us for this free open-air concert by the leading large ensemble from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.
This performance showcases the next generation of young Australian musicians in full flight, with programs combining world premieres and familiar favourites, each led by outstanding international conductors.
The concert will be presented by The University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, led by world-renowned conductor Associate Professor Richard Davis and featuring our very best student classical musicians, it is the premier orchestral ensemble at the University.
This concert represents a triumphant return to live performance from the ensemble, in the stunning surrounds of the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, and features a program of works including well-known favourites such as Ravel’s Bolero and Mussorgsky’s Night on a Bare Mountain, as well as Attic Tragedy, composed by the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music’s Melody Eötvös.
Aaron COPLAND - Fanfare for the Common Man
Mikhail GLINKA - Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila
Maurice RAVEL - The Fairy Garden (from Mother Goose Suite)
Modest MUSSORGSKY (arr Rimsky-Korsakov) - Night on a Bare Mountain
Melody EÖTVÖS - Attic Tragedy
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN - Finale (from Symphony No. 5)
Benjamin BRITTEN - Playful Pizzicato (from the Simple Symphony)
Sergei PROKOFIEV - Troika (from Lieutenant Kijé)
Maurice RAVEL - Bolero