Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) may make a grant of legal assistance for proceedings in the Federal Court, Federal Magistrates Court or High Court dealing with a migration matter, including a refugee matter, if:
In making a decision about a matter where there is an arguable error of law, VLA will have regard to:
In all other cases, applicants should be referred to the Immigration Advice and Application Assistance Scheme (IAAAS) for possible assistance.
Applications under this guideline can only be submitted via the standard grants assessment process.
A member of the section 29A practitioner panel or section 30 referral panel seeking a grant of legal assistance should submit an application via ATLAS for assessment, including all of the following documents: