Another weekend has passed and Scott Morrison has still not announced when Australians will go to the polls for the Federal election. Today The Refugee Council are launching the Choose Humane Federal election campaign, which lays out a comprehensive vision of what refugee policy can look like.Read More
Peter Dutton’s Department of Home Affairs decided that the substantial majority of asylum seekers awaiting the determination of their applications for refugee status will have their income support terminated.Read More
Thousands of people seeking protection while living in the Australian community are at risk of destitution and homelessness due to the latest government move to completely cut income support for people who need it the most.Read More
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 have tried to answer some questions you might have.Read More
The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) convened a conference call with the Department of Immigration to clarify questions and concerns in relation to Status Resolution Support Service (SRSS) changes. Here is updated information on those changes and on proposed changes for the future.Read More
Twelve former Australians of the Year have written an open letter pleading with the Prime Minister to allow medical professionals access to asylum seekers inside the recently closed Manus Island detention centre.Read More