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Asylum seekers ‘face destitution’ as income support and housing cut off
Refugee advocates describe cuts, which will affect up to 100 people, as ‘calculated cruelty to vulnerable people’
- Helen Davidson
- The Guardian
The federal government is taking away income support and housing from up to 100 refugees and asylum seekers from Manus Island and Nauru who are currently in Australia for medical treatment.
The group, which includes families, elderly people and pregnant women, are among the more than 400 known as the “Let Them Stay” group, and the more than 260 that were party to a high court challenge in 2016.
They now face being…