Refugees and asylum seekers have been abandoned by our government.
The Government’s series of heartless policies are robbing vulnerable people seeking asylum from a safety net. Tens of thousands of people, including pregnant mothers and families with school age children are being cut from a basic living allowance (just $247 a week or 89% of Newstart), denied casework support and access to torture and trauma counselling.
This is an unfolding humanitarian crisis. It’s threatening the ability for people, including children, to survive.