A Roof Over My Head
From June 4, thousands of vulnerable people, including families with children will be cut off from the most basic income support, leaving them at risk of homelessness. Can you sign our petition to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, calling on him to restore support services to avoid a humanitarian crisis in our community?
Up to 12,500 people nationally, including families with children are at risk of losing all income support. The cuts will impact fathers, mothers, young people and children who are part of our communities, workplaces and neighbourhoods.
People seeking asylum, whether by boat or plane, often need support to survive in Australia while their claims for protection are being processed. These highly vulnerable people are often unable to work, haven't had work or study rights and need income support as a safety net while finding work or accessing training to build their skills.
In recent years, people have been supported through the Status Resolution Support Services (SRSS) program. The program provides a basic living allowance (typically 89% of Newstart allowance or $247 per week), casework support and access to torture and trauma counselling. The Australian Government is now planning a drastic reduction in the Status Resolution in the program.
As a result of the changes, thousands of people could become homeless. They could stop taking medicines, skip meals, not be able to feed their kids, take exploitative jobs, and are at high risk of mental health deteriration.
Can you join us in calling on Malcolm Turnbull to retain the Status Resolution Support Service (SRSS) scheme for all people seeking protection in Australia?
Join a powerful community movement, including many refugee service organisations working together to stop the destitution of thousands of people seeking asylum by signing the petition today.