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Fair Go for Families
In 2016, following consultations with refugee community members and service providers, RCOA published an important report on family separation for refugee communities. Far too often, people from a refugee background who have participated in RCOA’s consultations have reported that the physical security offered by Australia is offset by the ongoing mental anguish of family separation.
Unfortunately, these issues have not been addressed and continue to severely impact on refugee communities settled in Australia. The following brief provides a background on family reunion for refugee communities and makes recommendations to address this issue.