Statement on the withdrawal of refugee support

Friday 1 September 2017

Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv, Bishop Delegate for Migrants and Refugees, Australian Catholic Bishops Conference  
It is of great concern that we have heard of the Australian Government’s plans to withdraw support to refugees who have come to Australia for medical treatment. These men, women, and children were brought to Australia from offshore detention centres. To remove support for them leaves them vulnerable to exploitation, and risks leaving them destitute.