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‘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

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

Employment Organisation Reaches Out to Asylum Seekers Caught in the Crackdown

Wendy Williams, Monday, 4th September 2017 -  Asylum seekers who have lost their welfare and accommodation in the recent government crackdown are being offered a job interview and a chance to put their culinary skills to use.

Sector Rallies Over Asylum Seeker Welfare Crackdown

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 29th August 2017 -  The social sector has rallied behind refugees and asylum seekers in the wake of the Australian government’s decision to strip up to 400 Australian-based asylum seekers of welfare…

NFPs Win Contracts to Support Refugees

Lina Caneva, Friday, 28th July 2017 -  The federal government has awarded multi-million dollar Commonwealth contracts to five not-for-profit organisations to deliver its new Humanitarian Settlement Programs. The

Blueprint for Australia’s Response to Global Refugee Crisis

Rachel McFadden, Wednesday, 21st June 2017 -  More than 42,000 Australians have backed a blueprint on how Australia should best respond to the global refugee crisis as “shocking” new figures reveal 20 people are displaced…

Class Action is Nail in The Coffin For Offshore Detention

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 14th June 2017 -  The announcement that asylum seekers held on Manus Island will receive $70 million, in what is said to be the largest human rights class action settlement in Australian legal history,

Govt ‘Fake Refugee’ Policy Faces Backlash

Contributor, Tuesday, 23rd May 2017 -  The federal government’s “fake refugee” policy, which is calling on asylum seekers to “lodge or leave”, has been met with outrage from the social sector. Immigration…

Asylum Seeker Funding Appeal Reaches Target in Record Time

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 1st March 2017 -  The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) has raised $400,000 in just five days of a 14-day fundraising campaign to pay human rights lawyers to provide legal support for more than 1,000…

Australia’s Refugee and Asylum Seeker Paradox

Ellie Cooper, Friday, 24th February 2017 -  Australia excels in resettling refugees but is trailing the world in its approach to asylum seekers, the Refugee Council’s first State of the Nation report has found. The report
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