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Fiji: 1. Are the Australian born children of a Fijian citizen themselves Fijian citizens and if not, what do they need to do to become citizens? 2. Is it an offence to have applied for protection in Australia or any other country under the Crimes Decree 2009? 3. Can any reporting be located to indicate that the act of applying for protection in Australia (or elsewhere) may fall within any of the offences of the Crimes Decree? If so, is there any evidence of these provisions having been enforced in Fiji?

6 May 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Syria: 1. Will applying for asylum in Australia result in difficulties on return to Syria? Would asylum seekers be arrested and prosecuted for distributing false information about Syria? 2. Do Christians face systematic harm from Muslims in Syria, particularly Damascus? 3. Does the state provide protection to Christians if harmed by Muslims?

15 April 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Thailand: 1. Please provide information about the following: (i) whether a baby in the care of their mother would be at risk of being attacked or trafficked because they are half-white, and an Australian citizen, if they were living (a) in Prasat district or Surin district in the north-east border region of Thailand; or (b) elsewhere in Thailand. 2. Please provide information about whether the mother of a half-white Australian baby would be at risk of being seriously harmed because of the need to protect her baby from violence or trafficking. 3. If there is a risk of harm of the type mentioned in Questions 1 or 2, who are the persons or groups who may cause this harm? 4. Would the Thai police or other authorities be willing and able to protect the mother and her baby, who is half-white, and an Australian citizen, from harm of the type mentioned in Questions 1 and 2? If not, why not? 5. If there is no risk of harm to such a mother and her baby in other parts of Thailand, would the mother, who has previously worked as a production worker, be able to live safely and support herself there without the presence and support of family members?

10 March 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

China: 1. What is the penalty for the first child? 2. What is the penalty for the second child? 3. Could the parents get valid passports in Australia on the basis of ID documents only? 4. If the parents marry now, could they avoid the social compensation fee for the first child?

25 February 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Zimbabwe: 1. Please provide an update on the latest situation in Zimbabwe in respect to the treatment of MDC members and supporters by the ruling ZANU PF party members and militia. 2. Please provide background information on the Border Gezi and in particular its level of recruitment activity amongst school leavers in 2007, and its level of activity now. 3. Is there any information that doctors in Zimbabwe are afraid to treat MDC supporters? 4. Is there any information to support, or to rebut, the claim that family members would be punished for the political crimes of MDC activists whom the ZANU PF and militia accuse of being traitors to Zimbabwe? 5. Is there any information to suggest that returnees to Zimbabwe from Australia would be considered as people who have sent money to the MDC to continue its anti-government activities? 6. Is there any information that the ZANU PF would make accusations that family members of MDC activists came to Australia to receive military training? 7. Please provide information on whether ZANU PF target people who have left Zimbabwe for long periods of time and they consider such people traitors

18 February 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Pakistan: 1. Can you please provide me with information regarding the current situation for Shias in Karachi, Rawalpindi and Islamabad. 2. Can Shias obtain effective state protection from any harm in these particular urban areas? 3. Do people who have studied in the West in countries such as Australia face any particular difficulties on return to Pakistan and areas such as Karachi, etc? 4. Are they targeted by extremist groups because of the potential influence the West may have had on them?

17 December 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Egypt: 1. Please give an outline of how the Baha'i community in Sydney is organised. 2. Deleted. 3. Does the Baha'i community provide information on whether a person is a Baha'i and, if so, how the organisation comes to that conclusion? 4. The International Religious Freedom Report on Egypt states that Baha'is in Egypt have had difficulties in obtaining identity documents and that Baha'is have experienced incidents of sectarian violence from time to time. Please provide information on other areas of life in which they do, and also do not, experience discrimination.

18 November 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

South Africa: 1. Please provide information on the operation of Nigerian drug cartels in South Africa and evidence they have been involved in importation into Australia. Please also comment on involvement of Nigerians in crime and violence in Johannesburg generally and any issues of trafficking. 2. Please provide up-to-date information on state protection for victims of crime. In particular, please you comment on the availability of state protection for single women

2 September 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

New Zealand: 1. Please provide information about Black Power and the Mongrel Mob, in New Zealand and Australia. Where are they located and how many members do they have?

14 December 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

China: 1. What are the consequences in China for someone who resigns from the Communist Party, including while in Australia? 2. Please provide information on the role and functions of local Communist Party offices?

28 May 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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