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    • 24 MAY 17

    Policy change for people in the ‘Fast Track’ refugee process

    Who is this information for? This information is for people seeking asylum who are being processed under the Fast Track system – this means people who arrived by boat in between 13 August 2012 and 31 December 2013, who have never been taken to Manus Island or Nauru. All people in this group should now

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    • 22 MAY 17

    1562 people at risk of becoming homeless by Christmas due to unfair ‘Fast Track’ policy

    Barkhado is one of 1562 people at risk of becoming homeless, hungry and in need of mental health services by Christmas. Since arriving in Australia from Yemen in 2013, Barkhado and her daughters have had to wait an agonising three and a half years to apply for visa protection. Despite the incomprehensible trauma Barkhado was

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    • 21 MAY 17

    New deadline risks people being deported to danger

    Today the Turnbull government has again changed the rules for people seeking asylum, forcing thousands of people to lodge their applications by 1 October 2017. This arbitrary deadline is the latest in a set of measures designed to coerce people into lodging their applications without legal assistance. The irony is that while people are being

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    • 11 APR 17
    Deakin University research findings lead to changes in Foodbank model

    Deakin University research findings lead to changes in Foodbank model

    The ASRC’s founding program, Foodbank has evolved from a few boxes of food to now an over one million dollar operation, 85% of which is sourced from generous food sponsors and individual food donors which now feeds around 650 people seeking asylum each week. Most of the people who access Foodbank have no source of

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    • 11 APR 17

    Building a national conversation

    In the last six months, the Community Engagement team have rolled out community action workshops and conversation projects across regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne to support and work alongside people to have a values-based conversation around people seeking asylum. These projects are key to realising the Right Track campaign and the Advocacy and Campaigns’ stream vision to

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    • 31 MAR 17

    Notification for people who arrived by boat in between 13 August 2012 and 31 December 2013

    This information is for people seeking asylum who are being processed under the Fast Track system – this means people who arrived by boat in between 13 August 2012 and 31 December 2013, who have never been taken to Manus Island or Nauru. All people in this group have now been sent a letter inviting

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