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How You Can Help People Seeking Asylum At Risk Of Losing Support

How you can help people seeking asylum at risk of losing support

The Australian Government has recently announced changes that will leave potentially hundreds of people transferred from Nauru or Manus Island without any financial support or housing. You can help by donating money to the following organisations, who are likely to be ones on the frontline helping these people survive in Australia.
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How You Can Help People Who’ve Been To Nauru Or Manus (#letthemstay)

How you can help people who’ve been to Nauru or Manus (#letthemstay)

The Australian Government has recently announced changes that will leave potentially hundreds of people transferred from Nauru or Manus Island without any financial support or housing. You can help by donating money to the following organisations, who are likely to be ones on the frontline helping these people survive in Australia.
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Scholarships For People Seeking Asylum And Refugees On Temporary Visas

Scholarships for people seeking asylum and refugees on temporary visas

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 and refugees on temporary protection visas are not eligible for programs and concessions designed to assist students with financing tertiary education. This page lists universities that are now offering scholarships.
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Speaking Up About Suicide And Self-harm

Speaking up about suicide and self-harm

In July 2016, the Refugee Council of Australia spoke at a major national conference about the effect of asylum policies on the mental health of people seeking asylum. The National Suicide Prevention Conference, held by Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA), was held in Canberra between 24-27 July 2016.
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Detention Research Project

Detention Research Project

The project aims to identify systemic issues of concern relating to detention in Australia.It will research emerging trends and patterns in Australian immigration detention facilities. This information will be used to help us advocate on issues relating to detention.
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Asylum seekers in the community: Implications for settlement services

This teleconference provided an opportunity for those involved in the settlement sector across Australia to hear more about recent policy changes with regards to community release of asylum seekers and some of the implications for settlement services. Participants had the opportunity to ask questions of speakers about recent changes and raise any issues and concerns based on the observations and experiences of settlement services at a local level.
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