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East Timorese women asylum seekers in Australia : extrapolating a case for resettlement services

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Susan Rees
After up to 10 years of living as asylum seekers in Australia it appears that most of 1650 East Timorese will be granted permanent residency. The present study describes research into the wellbeing of East Timorese women asylum seekers that found severe risks to social and emotional wellbeing associated with prolonged asylum seeker status. The research findings highlighted a need for measures to protect the wellbeing of asylum seekers during the assessment stage of applications for protection visas. The author refers to the research findings to encourage debate around the need for asylum seekers generally to have access to resettlement services as a policy strategy to provide necessary psychological and material support. Arguing that neglect of basic assistance during the assessment phase of protection applications potentially breaches the UN Declaration, the author illustrates individual, community and global benefits of providing adequate support and avenues for personal development to asylum seekers

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

57

Issue

3

Start Page

259

End Page

271

Number of Pages

13

ISSN

0312-407X

Location

Carlton South

Publisher

Blackwell Publishing Asia

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Centre for Social Science Research;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Australian social work.

Exports

CQUniversity

Categories

Exports