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In the lead up to the next federal election, the government is intensifying its anti-asylum rhetoric while people seeking asylum in Australia struggle to breaking point under harsh policies designed to break them.
Offshore processing holds 1600 people, including 120 children indefinitely on Manus and Nauru. Mental and physical health are at crisis point as adequate medical care continues to be denied.
After five long years of humiliation and detention, they are still without a safe, permanent home.
Around 30,000 people live in Australia without permanent protection and inconsistent, arbitrary visa regulations stopping them from rebuilding their lives and contributing to our economy and society.
Some 12,500 people risk losing basic support services that enables them to keep a roof over their heads.
The Australian government keeps families separated, and men, women and children in humanitarian crisis.