Organisations fear humanitarian crisis unfolding due to lack of federal support for people seeking asylum
ABC News article by Rachel Clayton and James Hancock
ABC News reported on an important story today; highlighting the plight of thousands of people living in Australia who have no access to government COVID-19 assistance.
Since losing her job, Mrs Dahl has lost her autonomy and relies on handouts from local organisations to feed her family and pay rent.
"I have bills and I have two young children and I have to feed them and it's really hard to ask for help all the time," she said.
"My anxiety and depression is coming back again because of everything."
She doesn't understand why the Federal Government's JobKeeper and JobSeeker schemes cannot be extended to refugees and people seeking asylum.
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