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A lifelong fight for fairness

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 6th September 2021 -  As the coordinator of the Brigidine Asylum Seekers Project, Sister Brigid Arthur is using her passion for social justice to fight for the rights of some of the community’s most vulnerable.

Refugee Week: The value of unity in creating a better country for everyone

Sri Samy, Wednesday, 23rd June 2021 -  This week is an important reminder that we need to come together to recognise our common humanity and build an inclusive society, writes Sri Samy, founder and CEO of Friends of Refugees.

Canberra is changing its approach to refugees after years of struggle

Jana Favero, Friday, 5th March 2021 -  A petition calling for all refugees and people seeking asylum in detention to be released and resettled in a safe, permanent home by World Refugee Day has received cross-party support

Explainer: the medevac repeal and what it means for asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru

Contributor, Thursday, 5th December 2019 -  Jacqui Lambie has made a secret deal with the Coalition government to secure the repeal of medevac, writes Alex Reilly from the University of Adelaide. After much negotiation, the

The most important issue facing Australia? New survey sees huge spike in concern over climate change

Contributor, Wednesday, 27th November 2019 -  Nearly half of Australians aged 18 to 24 view climate change as the biggest problem facing Australia in new national survey, writes Professor Andrew Markus from Monash University.…

SRSS cuts leaving people homeless

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 23rd April 2019 -  A major asylum seeker support payment has been cut by 60 per cent over the past two years, putting thousands of people at risk of poverty, poor health and homelessness, a new report warns.

Medevac Bill Victory a ‘Tipping Point’ For Refugee Policy in Australia

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 13th February 2019 -  Refugee advocates believe the success of the medical evacuation bill will be a tipping point for asylum seeker policy in Australia, after the opposition and crossbenchers handed

High Cost of Asylum Seeker Support Cuts Revealed

Luke Michael, Thursday, 1st November 2018 -  Federal government cuts to asylum seeker support payments will cost states up to $120 million a year as thousands of people are pushed into homelessness, new research warns. A report

‘Potatoes For Dutton’ Campaign Aims to Raise $5,000 for Refugees

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 24th August 2018 -  A group encouraging Australians to buy a potato to send to Liberal MP Peter Dutton’s office says they will soon “wrap up the campaign”, while aiming to raise $5,000 for refugees on Nauru.

St Vincent de Paul CEO Seeks Labor Preselection

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 11th July 2018 -  Charity leader and opponent of the mandatory detention and offshore processing of asylum seekers, Dr John Falzon is launching a bid for federal Labor preselection hoping to drive

Community Sector Protests Cuts to Asylum Seeker Support Payments

Luke Michael, Monday, 18th June 2018 -  Community sector leaders have gathered in Canberra to protest cuts to asylum seeker support payments, as a new report reveals that government policy is driving people seeking asylum

Anglicare Says Support Service Cuts Are Hurting Asylum Seekers

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 14th March 2018 -  Asylum seekers are experiencing distress and further hardship because of recent cuts to a government support service, according to Anglicare. The Status Resolution Support Service
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