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News May 25, 2019
Asylum seekers in crisis
Electricity and gas have been cut off to the Melbourne home of Kurdish widower Sadoullah Malakooti and his three daughters, as the family faces destitution after cuts to government support for asylum seekers.
News September 15, 2018
I am not a ‘death meat’ of Australia
After more than five years on Nauru, Ashkan watches as his partner, Nima, descends into a catatonic state, denied medical treatment by Australia.
News December 22, 2018
Asylum seekers in limbo
Four out of five asylum seekers in Australia will be left destitute and homeless next year after further planned cuts to support services. Sadoullah Malakooti, appealing the rejection of his refugee application, is among them.
News April 14, 2018
Asylum seekers’ benefits cut by Home Affairs
A Kurdish widower and father of three young girls, Sadoullah Malakooti doesn’t know how he will afford food after his income support was cut by Peter Dutton. Some argue the policy is there to starve out asylum seekers.
News March 17, 2018
Trapped in Nauru
Faisal’s life in Myanmar was destroyed by violence and persecution. Now the Rohingya asylum seeker is in limbo.
News February 25, 2017
Hazara refugee Nabi Zaher’s citizenship fight
The case of a Hazara refugee whose Australian citizenship was arbitrarily delayed and vexatiously questioned serves to highlight the Department of Immigration’s continued administrative bungling.
News October 24, 2015
The death of Khodayar Amini
In the three years before his suicide, Hazara asylum seeker Khodayar Amini says he was twice assaulted by police and was the victim of continual harassment.
News September 05, 2015
Secret freeze on refugee citizenship processes
The government has ceased processing citizenship applications from boat-arrival refugees entitled to become Australians, leaving hundreds in limbo.
News August 08, 2015
How Mohammad Nasim Najafi died in a detention centre
Two weeks after being beaten and placed in a solitary cell, asylum seeker Mohammad Nasim Najafi was dead. These were his last days.
News November 08, 2014
Hazaras face death on return to Afghanistan
An Australian Hazara is killed by the Taliban, our embassy staff fear leaving their Kabul compound, and Scott Morrison continues to return asylum seekers.