Whether they are in detention or are living in the community, refugees and asylum seekers currently receive only basic support, and even this is being taken away. The basic living allowance, casework support, and access to torture and trauma counseling provided by the Status Resolution Support Services (SRSS) program has been cut back by the Australian Government. Since March and COVID-19 many of those living in the community have lost their casual and part time jobs. Anyone on a Temporary Visa is not entitled to JobSeeker.
In the 2019 – 2020 financial year BMRSG provided a total of $200,000 in donations to refugees and people seeking asylum. Main categories of support were:
Without access to social security payments and denied a chance to work, many refugees and asylum seekers rely wholly on the generosity of others. Your donation can make all the difference.
Direct credit to or deposit into our bank account:
Account name – Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group
BSB – 062 559
Account Number – 1041 4741
Please include your name and send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
advising of the donation so that we can issue you with a receipt. If you require a written receipt include your mailing address.
The Treasurer, BMRSG Inc
PO Box 201, Wentworth Falls NSW 2782
A regular donor means