Asylum Seekers

NEWS: Asylum Seekers (2018)

Indefinite Despair: Mental Health Consequences on Nauru  – Medecins Sans Frontieres (Dec, 2018)

An unnecessary penalty: Economic impacts of changes to the Status Resolution Support Services (SRSS) – FULL REPORT (Sept, 2018)

EMPTY HANDS: How the Australian Government is  forcing people seeking asylum to destitution – Refugee Council of Australia report (June 2018)

Cuts to support system leave people seeking asylum in destitution – Refugee Council of Australia

Briefing note SRSS changes 2018 – Refugee council of Australia

States of Refuge: Access to Health, Housing and Education for People Seeking Asylum and Refugees in Australia – Rights Advocacy Project


Who is an asylum seeker?

An asylum-seeker is someone whose request for sanctuary has yet to be processed. Every year, around one million people seek asylum. For more information about asylum seekers globally  see UNHCR

Refugee and Asylum seeker facts – The Australian Red Cross


What kind of identification do asylum seekers have?

Asylum seeker Identification (2018)


Who supports asylum seekers living in the community in Queensland?

Status Resolution Support Services are delivered by:

Asylum Circle is a collaborative project in Queensland that contributes to the support of people seeking asylum. They coordinate the Emergency Relief Program. Download the Referral form and Information sheet here


How can Medicare ineligible asylum seekers access public healthcare in Queensland?

The Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services, The Honourable Cameron Dick announced in July 2017 that the Queensland Government has approved providing vulnerable Medicare-ineligible asylum seekers with access to public health services at no charge.


What are the health and screening needs of asylum seekers in Australia?

See the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne Immigrant Health Service for a detailed description.


More Information about asylum seekers

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