Asylum seeking in the Archdiocese of Perth

Posted September 11, 2019 11:20 pm by The Record

Asylum seeking in the Archdiocese of Perth

The dirt streets and transient nature of a refugee camp is a far cry from the suburban comfort of the Australian lifestyle. Photo: Supplied.

By Eric Martin
Moving to a new country, with a new culture, a new identity and a different language is an incredibly challenging experience – it should come as no surprise that some refugees and asylum seekers, after arriving in Australia, fail to integrate successfully with Government services and end up sleeping rough on the streets.
According to Poverty, Homelessness and Migrants in Western Australia 2019, a joint initiative by the Archdiocese of Perth and Notre Dame University Australia,

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