For a multitude of reasons, people from refugee backgrounds are more likely to have a disability than other populations. Up until 2012, people with disabilities or with serious health concerns were excluded from Australia’s resettlement program. In 2012 a policy change meant that Australia allowed refuges with disability to be granted visas. However , this has not been matched with appropriate funding and policies to fully support their resettlement.
The Refugee Council of Australia has released this report focusing on the experience of refugee and humanitarian entrants arriving in Australia with a disability.Download Report here (off-site)