Community Sector Protests Cuts to Asylum Seeker Support Payments

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Community sector leaders have gathered in Canberra to protest cuts to asylum seeker support payments, as a new report reveals that government policy is driving people seeking asylum into destitution.

  • Luke Michael
  • ProBono

Leaders from 10 national NGOs, along with a delegation of asylum seekers and community members, gathered at Parliament House on Monday to urge the federal government to stop cuts to the Status Resolution Support Service (SRSS).

Along 1aThis service provides asylum seekers with a basic safety net of support, including fortnightly payments of less than $35 a day (89 per cent of Newstart) and…

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