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09 Aug

Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee for its inquiry into the Australian Citizenship

    Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee for its inquiry into the Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Requirements for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill 2017 Committee Secretary Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee legcon.sen@aph.gov.au Introduction The Forum of Australian

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08 Jun

Submission from the Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma Joint Standing Committee on Migration – Inquiry into Migrant Settlement Outcomes

The Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (FASSTT) welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the Joint Standing Committee of Inquiry into Migrant Settlement Outcomes. This submission will outline the specific service and client context of FASSTT and its area of expertise.  It will then address three of the Terms of Reference

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08 Jun

Submission from the Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma to the proposals of the Australian Government to strengthen the requirements to become an Australian citizen

Introduction The Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (FASSTT) welcomes the opportunity to provide this submission in response to the proposals of the Australian Government to strengthen the requirements to become an Australian citizen. Given the nature of our work, outlined below, the submission focuses on the implications of the Government’s

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08 Jun

FASSTT congratulates Jorge Aroche CEO of STARTTS on being elected President of the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims.

The Council unanimously elected Jorge Aroche, Chief Executive Officer of Australian IRCT member centre, Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS), as the new IRCT President. Ms Sana Hamzeh, Psychotherapist at Restart Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and Torture in Lebanon, was elected Vice-President.“I would like to thank

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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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