AUSTRALIA: Asylum seekers denied the right to food

AUSTRALIA: Asylum seekers denied the right to food

The right to food is a fundamental human right, however thousands of asylum seekers fleeing persecution in their homelands and seeking asylum in Australia are denied the right to food by the Australian Government. Under Australias harsh refugee policies, thousands of asylum seekers are forced to live in the community on a Bridging Visa E (BVE) whilst they await the outcome of their Protection Visa Application, a visa that requires the determination of the refugee status of the applicant under section 36 of the Migration Act 1958. Bridging Visas deny asylum seekers the right to work, free or subsidized Government-sponsored medical services (Medicare), and access to income. Read more about AUSTRALIA: Asylum seekers denied the right to food