Urgent support call for asylum seekers

Urgent Support Call for Asylum Seekers

Catholic leaders from across the country have called on the Federal Government to provide urgent support to temporary visa holders and the release of asylum seekers from detention, saying they are at unacceptable risk during the coronavirus pandemic.

On 28 April they made public the concerns they raised in a private letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison and other relevant decision-makers on 7 April as the Government’s response was “not substantial”.

The 44 signatories included four bishops, leaders of religious institutes, health care providers, charities and refugee advocates.

See the full article from The Catholic Weekly below.

Urgent support call for asylum seekers