A message from our CEO, Paul Power
Our open letter to the Prime Minister calling for support for people seeking asylum and refugees
Read the open letter and signatories here
Nobody Left Behind
We are experiencing an unprecedented global crisis that affects us all. The Morrison government has responded decisively yet it has left behind almost 1.1million temporary visa holders including hundreds of thousands of people seeking asylum and refugees. When people can’t buy food, can’t pay their rent, can’t buy critical medicines, they can’t stay safe. That puts them and their families as well as the broader community at risk. We can leave nobody behind.
We are coordinating a collaborative campaign to ensure access to Medicare, income support and visa security for people seeking asylum and refugees during COVID-19.
Our latest media releases on COVID-19
- Leading medical epidemiologist warns of major public health risk in excluding groups from COVID-19 response
- Refugee resettlement to fall short of national and global targets, as COVID-19 pandemic halts travel
- Public health at risk as JobKeeper legislation leaves temporary visa holders with no support
- Extend COVID-19 supplementary payments and Medicare to all people in Australia in need, Refugee Council of Australia says
Want more information?
If you would like to receive more information on the Nobody Left Behind campaign and RCOA's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please contact RCOA Director of Strategy, Communications and Fundraising, Kelly Nicholls on [email protected], 0439 528 466.