News in 2022
📰 Refugee advocates ‘encouraged’ as Albanese government considers ways to reduce immigration detention backlog
Minister says people ‘should be living in the community’ if there are no security or safety concerns
A glitch in government technology has led to refugees having their “last resort” welfare payments cut off abruptly, with many not discovering this had happened until they were trying to buy medications or attend important medical appointments.
Some refugees in Australia on the Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV), a temporary visa for those seeking asylum in Australia, have been cut off from receiving the Special Benefit payment from Centrelink despite being eligible for this payment, and needing it to pay for basic necessities.
New program will provide 12 months of practical hands-on support to households
🌞 Australia-New Zealand refugee deal: More than a dozen people to be resettled by the end of the year
As a judge in Afghanistan, Nellab Hotaki Talash put murderers, rapists and child abusers behind bars. Then the Taliban returned to power and released thousands of violent prisoners. She had to make a desperate escape.