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Budget 2018-19 confirms reduction in support for people seeking asylum

At a time of urgent need for refugees here and overseas, the Australian Government's Budget does nothing to address their needs and keeps spending instead on punishing them for needing our protection
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New initiative aims to foster Australian community spirit in welcoming refugees

Thursday 19th April 2018    Launched today, the Community Refugee Sponsorship Initiative (CRSI) is calling on government to create a system that allows the generosity of ordinary Australians to flourish, welcoming refugees into our communities. CRSI is a joint…

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Total number of displaced persons worldwide (22.5 million refugees) 2016

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Number of refugees
resettled or recognised
in Australia

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Proportion of world’s
refugees protected
by Australia in 2016

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Country hosting the
most refugees: Turkey