asylum seekers

Archive of posts tagged 'asylum seekers'

Major breakthrough: Hepatitis C treatment secured for onshore detainees

May 22, 2019

Asylum seekers with Hepatitis C in onshore detention will now have access to curative medication following advocacy by PIAC’s Asylum Seeker Health Rights Project. Under new Commonwealth Government policies, all people in onshore immigration detention will now have access to … read more

PIAC Welcomes Passage of MedEvac Bill

February 13, 2019

PIAC welcomes the passage of the Home Affairs (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2018 by Commonwealth Parliament. Otherwise known as the ‘MedEvac Bill’, this legislation is an important step forward in Australia’s treatment of people seeking asylum, including the requirement that people … read more

Thought our treatment of asylum seekers couldn’t get any worse?

June 17, 2018

Editorial in the Sunday Age: ‘This newspaper has argued for years that the treatment by successive Australian governments of people seeking asylum will come to be seen as one of the most shameful chapters in our history. Our resolve to … read more

New report calls for urgent reform to standard of care in immigration detention

June 13, 2018

A new report highlighting a lack of basic medical care provided to asylum seekers in Australia’s onshore immigration detention centres, has called for urgent legislation and practical measures to ensure that asylum seekers receive the same health care as the … read more

In Poor Health: Health care in Australian immigration detention

June 13, 2018

This report, launched on 13 June 2018, closely examines the health care that is provided to people seeking asylum in on-shore immigration detention – and finds it wanting. Featuring the stories of five clients of PIAC’s Asylum Seeker Health Rights … read more

AHRC releases Villawood and Yongah Hill inspection reports

January 10, 2018

The Australian Human Rights Commission has released its latest inspection reports of the immigration detention facilities at Villawood and Yongah Hill, a large facility outside of Perth. Key issues addressed in the reports concern treatment of immigration detainees, conditions of … read more

Submission to The Law Council of Australia: ‘The Justice Project’

October 9, 2017

PIAC’s submission in response to the Law Council of Australia’s series of consultation papers addresses the issue of access to justice with respect to four groups: People with a disability People experiencing homelessness Prisoners and detainees, and People seeking asylum. … read more

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