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Assignment of Responsibilities under the
Public Service Management Act 1997




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Reception and Integration Agency

The Reception and Integration Agency's (RIA) responsibilities are:

  • to accommodate asylum seekers in RIA accommodation centres while their applications for asylum are processed;
  • to coordinate the provision of services (e.g. health, education, etc.) to asylum seekers in RIA accommodation;
  • to facilitate the voluntary return home of destitute nationals from certain EU states, and to accommodate suspected victims of human trafficking pending a determination of their case and during the 60 day recovery and reflection period.