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    • 18 JUL 18

    Five years too many

    There are 1600 people, including 123 children in critical condition as 19 July marks five years of Australia’s offshore processing policy. Thursday, 19 July marks five years since former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd declared ‘no asylum seeker that arrives in Australia by boat will be resettled in Australia,’ and with that one statement, mandatory offshore

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    • 18 JUL 18
    Abdul Aziz Adam on five years too many

    Abdul Aziz Adam on five years too many

    As we mark five years too many of mandatory offshore processing, Abdul Aziz Adam shares his statement. Five years of injustice. Five years of trauma. Five years of false imprisonment. Who will be responsible for those years and why shall we pay the price for this cruel, heartless and dangerous policy that has no mercy

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    • 27 JUN 18
    Home Affairs mass cuts to support services for people seeking asylum rolled out today

    Home Affairs mass cuts to support services for people seeking asylum rolled out today

    Status Resolution Support Services (SRSS) provide less than $35 a day and access to health services for people to meet basic needs as they go through the process of seeking asylum. Around 13,000 people living across Australia receive SRSS, including single people and families caring for young children and the elderly, enbaling them to meet

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    • 15 JUN 18
    A young man has died on Nauru, the 12th person in offshore processing camps

    A young man has died on Nauru, the 12th person in offshore processing camps

    The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre has received reports of a suicide of young man on Nauru under Australia’s offshore processing reigime. This is the 12th person to die under the Australian government’s offshore processing policy, and the 5th on Nauru. The ASRC, refugee advocacy organisations and the medical community have been calling on the Turnbull

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    • 22 MAY 18
    Rohingyan refugee dies in road incident on Manus Island – Behrouz & ASRC statements

    Rohingyan refugee dies in road incident on Manus Island – Behrouz & ASRC statements

    Behrouz Boochani’s statement Sadly this morning a Rohingya refugee died in Manus. This man was around 40 years old and was suffering from sever physical illness for a long time. Two years ago immigration sent him to Australia to receive medical treatment but after a while they exiled him back to Manus again without any

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    • 17 MAY 18
    ASRC warns against putting vulnerable people and families on Bridging E Visa

    ASRC warns against putting vulnerable people and families on Bridging E Visa

    The next wave of around 90 people seeking asylum living in our communities are being called for appointments by the Minister to quickly be put on Bridging E Visas and cut off from income support. This group includes families with dependents such as children and elderly parents. Some are currently in community detention, receiving 60%

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