Churches offer sanctuary to asylum seekers affected by welfare crackdown


Australia’s Christian churches are offering sanctuary to 100 asylum seekers caught up in a Government welfare crackdown affecting those who were originally transported to Australia for medical treatment.

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has said those whose treatment had been finalised would no longer receive financial assistance from the Government.

Kat 2bThe asylum seekers have been meeting with Immigration officials over the last two days to discuss cuts to their assistance.

However, if they can find a way to support themselves and their families, they will still have access to Medicare and…

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