Refugees treated with disrespect and having payments docked, report finds

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Refugees settled in Australia are being treated with disrespect by federal service providers and having their welfare payments unfairly docked, according to a new report by the Refugee Council of Australia.

The draft paper, obtained by the ABC, examines a number of issues affecting humanitarian arrivals who have been settled in Fairfield, in Sydney’s west.

Paure 2bThe report includes several examples of hostile treatment from staff at government service provider Jobactive, such as a case where a refugee was told they had only come to Australia to get “easy money”.

Another, 32-year-old Karen, who…

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