Monthly Archives: May 2013

Cutting Overseas Aid to Fund Asylum Seeker Programs in Australia

Policy Paper: 13 May 2013 “Let me not seek a bargain that leaves another hungry” ?

Cutting overseas aid from refugee source and host countries to fund asylum seeker programmes in Australia.

The Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce encourages both the Australian Government and the Opposition to maintain and increase the protection of refugees in the countries from which they are fleeing or being hosted. Increasing the levels of overseas aid and funding projects in refugee source countries will prevent refugees from making the dangerous journey to Australia, and will save the Australian Government millions of dollars in the establishment and resourcing of asylum seeker services and detention centres in Australia.

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Baptcare Social Policy Position Paper

Baptcare calls for humane treatment and hosting of asylum seekers including: a reception program that involves a humane standard of living within the community, access to a timely and fair assessment of claims for asylum and protection, assurances against refoulement and clear, transparent processes for the review of decisions.

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