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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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    • 17 MAY 18
    Our government has manufactured a humanitarian crisis

    Our government has manufactured a humanitarian crisis

    Since mid 2017, we have entered a new phase. Refugee status decisions are impacting the lives of the 24,500 people who are undergoing the unfair ‘fast track’ process. At the same time, around 12,500 people are likely to lose all income support. Last year, the Government set a sudden deadline of 1 October for the largest

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    • 19 APR 18
    Home to Bilo – campaign update

    Home to Bilo – campaign update

    As you may know from our last update, the central Queensland community of Biloela is mobilising to get their neighbours Priya, Nades and family back home to Bilo. The family were taken from their community by Australian Border Force in the early hours of the morning, flown to Perth and put on a plane to

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    • 29 MAR 18
    A Letter from Kamran

    A Letter from Kamran

    Friend, I am worried. I am a person seeking asylum and I am currently awaiting my refugee status from our government. To support me to do things like pay my rent, study and get help finding work, I have been receiving support through the Status Resolution Support Service (SRSS). Right now Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

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    • 23 MAR 18
    Walid Zazai speaks from Manus

    Walid Zazai speaks from Manus

    Walid Zazai speaks from Manus to the Palm Sunday Rally 2018 As the clock ticked towards midnight, I felt both dread at another long year and hope for what seems unimaginable to me – freedom. Hello everyone, my name is Walid Zazai. Thank you for asking me to speak again. Much has changed since last

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