News in 2022

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.