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The complex immigration status of asylum seekers applying for protection, combined with having to compete with Australian residents for government-funded housing, can result in multiple barriers to secure housing for refugees.
The majority of asylum seekers in Australia live lawfully in the community on...
The issue of asylum seekers has proven a fraught policy area for successive governments in Australia. While asylum seeker policy falls under the jurisdiction of the Commonwealth, recent changes to Federal policy in relation to asylum seekers who arrive by boat could potentially...
Refugees in Melbourne suburbs are being exploited and living in dingy conditions, according to this report.
The study involved reviewing housing and other policies that affect humanitarian entrants ('refugees'), interviewing service providers, and analysing longitudinal data, including from a specially designed survey of refugees called the Refugees, Housing and Social Inclusion Survey .
The study found that refugees experience, in...