Last year the coalition government announced its intention to reintroduce Temporary Protection Visas to help clear the backlog of almost 25,000 boat arrivals in legal limbo. The legislation was voted against last year but the Coalition hopes to reintroduce it after July 1 when the new senate sits. Whilst the political issue is yet to be resolved the uncertainty is difficult for many in the community who are on bridging visas. Lutheran Pastor Tom Pietsch has a parish in Victoria who spoke to the ACL's Katherine Spackman about the issue in light of the death of Leo Seemanpillai who was a Sri Lankan Tamil. He died after setting himself alight.