Refugee Council of Australia
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Barriers to education for people seeking asylum and refugees on temporary visas

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Statistics

As of June 2015, there are 28,588 people seeking asylum on a Bridging Visa E (BVE). Within this group 6,500 people seeking asylum are aged between 18 and 25.
In addition to people on BVEs, as at September 2015 there are 744 people who are living in the community under Community Detention arrangements. This includes 409 young people under 18, many of whom are likely to turn 18 at the end of the year. Approximately 150 of these young people under 18 are unaccompanied.

They are living in Community Detention without a parent or guardian.
Statistics on TPVs and SHEVs are not yet available but it is likely that many people will transition from a BVE to a TPV or SHEV over the next three years.
 In total, there are almost 30,000 people living in the community awaiting a decision on their refugee claim. We expect that a significant number of these people will be seeking to continue their secondary and further education, especially the approximately 7,000 young people between 16 and 25 years old.

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