Access to medication is essential for health care. There have been challenges to the continuity of health care for people who are asylum seekers recently with changes in case work service providers (now Status Resolution Support Service – SRSS), changes in payment arrangements a
The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) has developed an information sheet ‘Six Actions for Asylum Seekers’. The information is designed for asylum seekers who arrived by boat and have not yet applied for asylum. The information sheet is available in seven languages: Arab
Recent legislative changes have reintroduced the Temporary Protection Visa (TPV). This will impact a large number of asylum seekers. The TPV is a three year protection visa for people who have been determined to be refugees. A TPV will include work rights and access to Medicare, socia
Useful questions for identifying a person who is an asylum seeker Client confidentiality is very important; be sensitive to your environment and take measures to provide a private place to talk. Also, a qualified interpreter may be required if a client has low English language profici
Status Resolution Support Payments Status Resolution Support Services (SRSS) program supports eligible people who are living in Australia while they seek to resolve their immigration status. The SRSS payment provides financial help for basic living expenses. The Department of Immigrat
Status Resolution Support Services (SRSS) Programme Two organisations have been contracted to deliver the SRSS Programme in Victoria beyond July 2018: AMES Consortium, and Life Without Barriers, trading as National Immigration Support Services. Contact details for the services are in
Report from a high level roundtable on asylum and refugee policy convened by Australia21 , the Centre for Policy Development, and the Andrew and Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law (UNSW). Thirty-five senior policy makers, politicians and interested parties joined toget
New Congolese and Bhutanese refugee health profiles have been developed by the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (US) available HERE . CDC is currently developing an Iraqi and Burmese refugee health profiles.
Summary of Bridging Visa E data by Local Government Area compiled by the Network from Department of Immigration and Border Protection ‘Illegal Maritime Arrivals on Bridging Visa E’ as at 30 June 2014 access from DIBP website Note: where a suburb is divided across two Local
The first Victorian Refugee Health Network (the Network) Primary Care Forum was held on Tuesday 26 August 2014 at Foundation House in Brunswick. The Primary Care Forum was organised in response to the increasing interest and growing size of the Network’s Primary Care Working Group.