Archive of posts tagged 'asylum seekers'
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 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
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
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
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
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
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