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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

Sector Coordination Key to Getting Kids Off Nauru

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 21st August 2018 -  An ambassador for the newly launched #KidsOffNauru campaign says cooperation within all parts of the social sector is “critical” to successfully removing the remaining children

Alarm as Government Begins Cuts to Asylum Seeker Support Services

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 27th June 2018 -  Refugee organisations are urging the prime minister to put an immediate end to what they are calling a “cruel, inhuman and illogical policy”, as the government begins rolling

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

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…

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,

Older Refugees Have Most To Lose From Citizenship Changes

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 20th April 2017 -  People brought to Australia under the federal government’s refugee resettlement program have the most to lose from planned changes to the citizenship process, according to the…

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

Human Rights Organisations Call for Immediate Action on Offshore Detention

Wendy Williams, Friday, 3rd February 2017 -  Human rights organisations across the country have united to call for immediate action on offshore detention and for refugees on Manus Island and Nauru to be brought to safety in Australia.

Govt Refugee Commitments Welcome But Not Groundbreaking Say NFPs

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 21st September 2016 -  Malcolm Turnbull’s commitments to boost the government’s humanitarian refugee program are “welcome but hardly groundbreaking”, according to Not for Profits. The

NFPs ‘Delighted’ With $15M Funding For Asylum Seeker Training

Wendy Williams, Monday, 5th September 2016 -  Not for Profits have welcomed the Victorian Government’s announcement to give asylum seekers “a fair go” with $15 million in funding allocated for training opportunities.

Australia Breaking Promises to Refugees Says NFP

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 22nd June 2016 -  The world’s wealthiest nations, including Australia, have failed to deliver on promises to increase resettlement for the world’s neediest refugees, according to the Refugee
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