A system designed to break people
The government’s Status Resolution Support Services (SRSS) program is meant to offer the basic safety net we’re talking about: minimal but vital assistance of $42 a day for people seeking asylum in Australia.
In recent years, the SRSS program has been cut by 94%, or over $280 million. The number of people assisted has dropped from over 29,000 in 2015 to just 1,600 now. The government is abandoning people when they most urgently need our support.
We know from member organisations that the situation is dire. More people are without incomes, living in caravan parks or sleeping on the streets. Charities tell us of malnourished children whose families have no means to buy food. They don’t know if or when relief will come.
This is a system designed to break people. The government has the ability to end this, and they must do it now.
Your donation today will help us put a case to the government telling them it’s time to act.