‘Forgotten’ Refugees With Disability Waiting Months for Basic Services

A woman arrives in Australia. She is a refugee. She has a disability. She discovers there is no suitable home for her to stay. Instead, she and her family are placed in short-term accommodation without facilities to support her basic needs. They are forced to take desperate measures.

Each time the woman needs to shower, her husband carries her to a taxi that goes to the local sports and aquatic centre. There, he pays for the taxi, pays the centre’s entry fee and carries her into the disabled shower. After showering her, the husband pays for another taxi to take them home. This goes on for a year.

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Topics:
Human Rights, Social Justice, Case Studies

Author:
Luke Michael

Source:
Pro Bono News

Date published:
Fri 22nd Feb, 2019