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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

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
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