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23 Aug

FASSTT endorses the request of the “kidsoffnauru” campaign to bring children from Nauru to Australia as a matter of urgency

The Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (FASSTT) supports the call of the kidsoffnauru campaign to Bring children and their immediate families to Australia urgently; and Settle those children and their immediate families in Australia or in a suitable other country.   These requests are consistent with FASSTT’s “Statement regarding the

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21 Dec

FASSTT WELCOMES THE RATIFICATION OF OPCAT

FASSTT WELCOMES THE RATIFICATION OF OPCAT – A TREATY TO STRENGTHEN THE PROTECTION FROM ABUSE OF PEOPLE DEPRIVED OF THEIR LIBERTY.  The Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (FASSTT) welcomes the announcement of the Attorney General Senator the Hon George Brandis on 15 December 2017, that  Australia has ratified the Optional

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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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