Prime Minister Scott Morrison's plan to be more welcoming and inclusive since the Christchurch terrorist attack has been cast aside with a Federal Budget which deals harshly with refugees and people seeking asylum.
The usual way of seeking protection is to come to a country and ask for protection. This is commonly called ‘seeking asylum’. In Australia, ‘seeking asylum’ is often seen as being the ‘wrong’ way to come. In fact, seeking asylum is the way most people get protection in the world, and is the way that is protected by the Refugee Convention.
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Cuts to support for people seeking asylum put pressure on states and community organisations to help those made homeless
Today will see hundreds more people seeking asylum exited from basic but vital support in the latest round of Federal government cuts These cuts could result in extra costs of up to $120 million for states and community...
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Factsheets for people seeking asylum
This answers common questions about the changes to the income supports people seeking asylum face.
As part of our Education for All Campaign the Refugee Council has been working with universities to provide scholarships to people seeking asylum. Unlike holders of permanent humanitarian visas, people seeking asylum...
You may have heard that there are changes to the program that provides support to people seeking asylum, the Status Resolution Support Services (SRSS) program. While we still don't know a lot about those changes, we...
Find a place that can help refugees or people seeking asylum in western Melbourne.
Start here to read our guide to information about temporary protection visas, including Safe Haven Enterprise Visas (SHEVs).