Shocking graph shows Australia's economy is in deep trouble - and it's not good if you work in architecture
Australian job seekers wanting a pay rise next year are set to be disappointed with the number of advertised jobs plunging in 2019. Demand plummeted for architects more than any other job.Australia's economy is growing at a sluggish pace despite record-low interest rates and tax cuts of $1,080 for low and middle-income earners.
Syrian refugee children deserve the same welcome I was given in 1939 | Alf Dubs. Read more. On a visit to the Calais camp last month, the Guardian caught a glimpse of the chaos, uncertainty and squalor Elizabeth Hoffman, a psychiatrist with MSF, has seen an increase in trauma , aggression
It also suspends entry of all refugees for 120 days and bars Syrian refugees indefinitely. Lawyers are struggling to understand what the visa ban means. “There’s a lot in here that is subject to He said the language made clear that nationals from the seven countries “appear to be banned for 90 days
Book lover. Engineer. Democrat. Zoroastrian. For these “crimes” against Iran, Mehdi Hamidpour was persecuted and his children thrown out of school. Mr Hamidpour fled when he was placed on a blacklist that usually preceded people being “disappeared”, he said.
With no visas, the family of four sailed for 14 days on an overcrowded fishing boat from Indonesia to Australia in March 2011. It was “terrible” – so traumatic that Mr Hamidpour, 52, finds it “too much” to discuss. “It is too hard to get mentally settled,” he said.
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Some refugees that were previously denied entry started to arrive on Monday with others scrambling to make travel arrangements. That same official could not confirm whether the processing of refugees , which had previously been halted, had resumed as the main focus is on getting already approved
So still, even those few found to be refugees wait, caught in a half-life of uncertainty and When he was returned to Lorengau, he says, he was abused by other refugees who threatened to kill him for supporting “They are in very bad situation because of much depression. They lost hope with their life.
A world-first study tracking 1100 refugees over three years has found that people who come to Australia seeking asylum – with no certainty refugee status will be granted – are nearly two and a half times more likely to think about killing themselves or to believe “they would be better off dead” than those with more secure visas.
People with insecure visa status are also two to four times more likely than secure visa holders to have been tortured and imprisoned, and to have witnessed friends, family and strangers being raped, assaulted and killed, says the long-term study on refugee adjustment, which will be published on Monday.
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Refugees living in Turkey fear deportation back to Iran as they see the door into the US slammed shut by Trump’s policy. But it made no mention of people facing persecution for their sexual orientation, and several gay She argued that the US should also make exemptions for sexual minorities as well.
That includes nearly 2,000 refugees scrambling to resettle here. So in the present moment, we just have to make sure that we are following the legalities in this whole question so we don't put anybody in difficulty. GARCIA-NAVARRO: How does this uncertainty affect these very vulnerable populations?
“Most of the world’s 23 million refugees and people seeking asylum live in a state of sustained uncertainty, but we don’t know a lot about the mental health impact of that prolonged insecurity,” said the lead author, Associate Professor Angela Nickerson, director of the Refugee Trauma and Recovery Program at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).
Around 1400 people are living in detention in Australia while their visa status is determined. Refugee groups estimate that, since 2010, 19 people have taken their own lives while in detention in Australia or on Manus Island or Nauru, or while on bridging visas in the community.
To be published in the, the UNSW research is the first major study to show that insecure visa status is associated with greater post-traumatic stress, symptoms of depression, and suicidal intent. Of the 1100 refugees it is tracking, 259 people have insecure visa status (those seeking asylum or on bridging or temporary visas) and 826 have secure status (refugees who have become permanent residents or citizens). Around 170 of the 1100 have been in detention.
Algerian man fights to remain in Canada after 17 years in limbo
Supporters of Mohamed Harkat, who's spent 17 years under 'security certificate', says he'll face persecution if deported"I'm just exhausted. I'm burnt out from all this. This has taken a toll on both of us," Sophie told Al Jazeera in a telephone interview last week. "It feels unreal [that] it's been 17 years.
Refugees in Hong Kong find running helps them recover from trauma -- it also combats the mental toll of being stuck in limbo . A permanent home is still a pipe dream and the prolonged uncertainty makes it hard to sleep or eat, he says. An hour spent with his young sons at track training provides a
Refugees from Afghanistan during a protest outside UNCHR in Jakarta, Indonesia. Dozens of people fleeing war-torn countries protested at the UNHCR I am not and hopefully will never be a refugee . As I've never had to flee my homeland, it is incredibly difficult for me to imagine making such a decision.
Professor Nickerson said those with insecure visa status had been “traumatised in a more extreme and interpersonal way than those with secure visas”.
Often they had little choice but to leave their homes quickly, under circumstances possibly “prompting urgent flight and necessitating perilous boat journeys”, the paper says.
Those on insecure visas also faced more stress once they arrived in Australia, which was exacerbated by their experiences in detention. Nearly all were terrified of being sent home and most worried about those they'd left behind.
But this group tended to receive more support from community and religious groups than those refugees with secure visas. This “appeared to protect against depression symptoms and suicidality,” the research found.
In detention in Darwin for nearly two months, Mr Hamidpour organised social activities including basketball to keep fellow detainees active. This made him the “happiest man in detention”. Now working in a senior administrative job in aged care in Sydney, he has continued to stay involved with community groups.
Australian workers could travel to the UK with no visa under post-Brexit free trade agreement
Visa-free travel between Australia and the United Kingdoms could become a reality before Christmas next year after Boris Johnson's recent election victory.Visa-free travel between the Commonwealth nations could become a reality before Christmas next year after Boris Johnson's recent election victory.
Rising religious extremism in Indonesia could make things worse , experts warn. “These refugees , seeing the rise of sectarianism and Sunni militancy in Refugees in Medan who have trained as hairdressers now regularly cut hair for local and street children, while furniture made by migrants is
The eight travelers, including children, are unwilling to return home because of political uncertainty and unable to secure visas to a third country. Thai immigration officials said the family members had applied to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in the hope of obtaining refugee status.
Ajak Kwai from Sudan arrived in Australia on a secure humanitarian refugee visa issued in Egypt, yet she felt isolated, vulnerable and acutely aware that she stood out as a black woman when she was sent to near Hobart, Tasmania.
Now a professional singer living in Melbourne, Ms Kwai worries about the mental health of Sudanese refugees. Depression had “hit [the community] very hard” some resulting from the racism that many in her community had experienced. “We see young people take their own lives. It didn't happen where I come from.”
“We are the black people in Australia. Being that dark is the recipe for failing in the western world,” she said.
Vicki Mau, head of migration support programs for the Australian Red Cross, said the study provided important new evidence. “It indicates how we can keep people safe and recognise and support their contributions to our community, as well as the importance of certainty for those recovering from significant trauma.”
The longitudinal study is the result of a partnership between UNSW Sydney, Australian Red Cross, Settlement Services International, and Phoenix Australia at the University of Melbourne.
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As farmers struggle with the drought, regional businesses are struggling too .
It's been three years since NSW had a decent harvest and the Lees family are scraping by week-to-week as work for their trucking business becomes harder to find."There's always someone worse off and everyone is doing it tough," Hayley Lees told 7.30.