Australia can and must do more to address the global refugee crisis. Particularly in the wake of the recent Federal Budget, which cuts 5,000 places from our humanitarian intake each year over the next four years. A better program will enable communities to come together to support more people seeking safety to build their lives here and contribute to the Australian community.
Amnesty International Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide input into the Review of Australia’s Community Support Program for refugees. In our submission, we have recommended an alternative model for the program that would see considerable improvements across four key areas.