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09 Sep

Statement of concern about the Australian Border Force Act 2015

The Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (FASSTT) expresses its profound concern that the Australian Border Force Act 2015 has created a serious criminal offence for people providing services to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to publicly disclose information about damaging effects of government policy on individuals in

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11 Jun

FASSTT Response to the National Mental Health Review

The Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma welcomes the release of the National Mental Health Commissions’ Review of Mental Health Programmes and services. FASSTT appreciates the recognition in the Review of the particular needs of refugee survivors of torture and trauma.  It welcomes  the recognition that the model of care –

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13 Jun

Submission from the Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma to the Australian Human Rights Commission National Inquiry Into Children in Immigration Detention

FASSTT MEMBER AGENCIES ASeTTS: Association of Services to Torture and Trauma Survivors Address: 286 Beaufort St, Perth, WA 6000 Telephone: 08 9325 6272   Companion House Address: 41 Templeton Street, Cook, ACT 2614 Telephone: 02 6251 4550   Melaleuca Refugee Centre:Torture and Trauma Survivors Service of the Northern Territory Address: 24 McLachlan Street, Darwin NT

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17 Jan

Reply to Letter to PM – 17 Jan 2014

PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO THE PRIME MINISTER Reference: C13/93710 17 JAN 2014 Mr Paris Aristotle AM Chief Executive Officer Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture 6 Gardiner Street BRUNSWICK VIC 3056 Dear Mr Aristotle Thank you for your letter, written jointly with Jorge Aroche and Tracy Worrall, dated 13 December 2013 to the Prime Minister regarding

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13 Dec

Letter to PM – 13 Dec 2013

The Hon. Tony Abbott, MP Prime Minister of Australia PO Box 6022 House of Representatives Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600 13 December 2013 Dear Prime Minister The Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma acknowledges your long-standing appreciation of the prevalence of torture and its awful impacts, reflected in your strong support

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01 Dec

Statement on Temporary Protection Visas – 1 Dec 2013

Dec 1, 2013 Statement – Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (FASSTT) The Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (FASSTT) is a network of Australia’s eight specialist rehabilitation agencies that work with survivors of torturer and trauma who have come to Australia from overseas. FASSTT acknowledges the

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18 May

Torture is never justifiable – media release – 18 May 2005

May 18, 2005 Torture is a systematic violation of human rights that is, and must remain, unacceptable under any circumstances. The Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (FASSTT) completely disagrees with the views put by Professor Mirko Bagaric in the media on Tuesday 17 May 2005, when he argued that torture

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