To: Hon David Coleman MP, Federal Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs
Stop cruel cuts to support for asylum seekers living in the community
We call on the Federal Government to stop its cruel cuts to basic support for people seeking asylum who are living in the Australian community. This support is provided through the SRSS program.
The Status Resolution Support Services (SRSS) Program provides vital support to individuals and families living in the Australian community while they await a decision about their refugee status.
It provides help with the basics of life like housing, food, clothing, medical services and the costs of putting kids through kinder and school. It also provides access to counselling and mental health support.
The Federal Government has a responsibility to provide support to people until they get the outcome of their asylum claims and can move forward with their lives in a positive way.
Australians support each other when we hit hard times and we are asking the Federal Government to do the same.
We need to back our neighbours, friends and local communities instead of leaving the people who need our help most to suffer in silence.