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Query Responses

Query responses are replies to focused queries or requests for Information that are submitted in the course of the refugee status determination process.
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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

Australia: 1. Please advise whether a person must hold a NT licence to work as a general plumber [ASCO 4431-11] in the Northern Territory? 2. A submission suggests that an employee is able to work as a plumber if he works under the supervision of an advanced tradesman or a journeyman. Is this the case? 3. If so, are there any restrictions on how the supervised workers do their tasks? That is, can they still undertake all the tasks of a licensed plumber? 4. If a person is from Vietnam, has no qualifications, speaks little English, and is in Vietnam, what would he need to do to get a licence? 5. Please advise whether plumbers in Vietnam are regulated, and if so, what the licensing requirements are.

30 March 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

China: 1. Was there a crackdown on Falun Gong in Fuzhou City in Fujian province around the time of the Olympics in Beijing? 2. Do the Chinese authorities spy on Falun Gong practitioners in Australia?

26 February 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Colombia: 1. Is Colombia experiencing high threats of terrorism and criminal activity which might make it seem attractive for a university student to stay in Australia rather than return home?

11 February 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Indonesia: 1. Please provide information outlining the current situation in Aceh. 2. Please advise the situation in relation to past supporters of the Free Aceh Movement (GAM), and their return to the area? 3. Please advise if there are any reports of locals returning from Australia who are then targeted by criminal gangs due to a perception of those persons now being wealthy? 4. Please provide information on the current situation of Acehnese living in Medan, North Sumatra, and whether any impediments exist that restrict Acehnese from taking up residence in Medan. If the situation in Medan appears unsuitable for Acehnese please also provide information on the current situation for Acehnese in Jakarta as well as possible restrictions on residency

6 May 2008 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Fiji: 1. Please provide information about the SDL, its formation, policies, and political representation before and after the December 2006 coup? 2. Is there an SDL representation in Australia?

24 September 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Turkey: 1. Please provide background information on Nur Cemaat, particularly its religious and political profile. Is it opposed to the Turkish constitution? 2. Is there a formal network or any registration of members? 3. Do its members observe particular Islamic forms such as religious practice, headscarves and beards? 4. Do the Turkish authorities place restrictions on it? In particular, what is the recently reelected government's relationship with it? 5. Are there reported incidents of Nur Cemaat being pressured or harshly treated? 6. Are there laws in Turkey to prevent anti-Kemalist speeches, etc., and are they enforced against Islamic groups? 7. Please provide any background on Mehmet Kutlular. 8. Are there reports of Encyclopedia of Recent History (Yakin Tarih Ansiklopedisi), or similar anti-Kemalist publications? 9. Are there reports of government action against people distributing such material? 10. If so, do reports of official action refer to formal charges, imprisonment and seizure of passports and/or informal measures such as detention and warnings? 11. Are there any associated Turkish groups in Australia?

21 August 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

China: 1. Is there information that family members of non-returnees face discrimination or ill-treatment in China if and when they return? 2. Do family members, who were children at the time that the parent came to Australia, face discrimination or ill-treatment if and when they return to China? 3. Is the situation different if the family member is an adult when they return to China?

15 August 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Australia: How passports are issued, including the procedures for identification of the holder, and security features of the passport, especially related to the photograph; whether unauthorized passports that appear genuine are in circulation (August 2002-2006)

26 July 2007 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

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