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NSW government to provide transport concessions for asylum seekers

By at June 28, 2015 | 1:19 am | 0 Comment

NSW government to provide transport concessions for asylum seekers

NSW Premier Mike Baird has announced that the NSW Government will provide travel concessions to asylum seekers to help them access important social and community services and increase their participation in our society. The concessions will be the most generous of any state in the nation – equivalent to the concessions currently available under the Gold Pension more...

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Australian Tamils welcome court order halting return of asylum seekers

By at July 9, 2014 | 4:00 pm | 0 Comment

Australian Tamils welcome court order halting return of asylum seekers

The Australian Tamil Congress (ATC), a national organisation representing Australian Tamils, has welcomed a high court interim injunction which will prevent Australian authorities from handing 153 Tamil asylum seekers over to the Sri Lankan navy.   "This high court decision is representative of the true Aussie spirit - of ensuring, not denying, a fair go to more...

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Asylum-seekers – Third most important matter for Australians

By at February 5, 2014 | 10:39 pm | 0 Comment

Asylum-seekers – Third most important matter for Australians

What do Australians really think of migrants and asylum-seekers?  This fraught question will be explored at a Sydney forum next week, based on the results of a high-powered national survey on social cohesion.  Organised by the Community Relations Commission of NSW, the forum has been prompted by the findings of the Sixth Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion more...

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