Local Government Mayoral Taskforce Supporting People Seeking Asylum
We have joined the Back Your Neighbour campaign along with a growing number of local councils, calling on the Australian Government to provide stability and safety to people seeking asylum.
Asylum-seekers are highly vulnerable individuals and families living in a constant state of uncertainty and denied access to critical support services such as Centrelink, Medicare, public housing, education, mental health and food.
The Back Your Neighbour Campaign is a coalition of Australian local governments, community groups, welfare organisations and individual Australians who oppose cuts aimed at the most vulnerable members of our community.
We are calling on the Federal Government to:
- Replace the existing system with a single Refugee Status Determination process and an independent, timely and fair merits review
- Replace Temporary Protection Visas with a permanent humanitarian visa
- Increase funding to urgently clear the backlog of asylum applications and appeals
- Provide access to Centrelink, Medicare, and other support services for applicants
How can you help?
Join us in backing our neighbours, friends, and local community members when they need us most.
Thank you for your support.