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Migrant health services - Health & Wellbeing. By Tanveer Ahmed Information about the unique healthcare difficulties facing people who come to Australia from overseas.

Migrant health services - Health & Wellbeing

Published 03/04/2003 [Image source: iStockphoto] Australia is one of the most successful multicultural countries in the world, thanks to successive waves of migration, first from Europe and more recently Asia. We've worked hard at integrating the various nationalities into our communities, generally avoiding some of the ethnic tensions that have arisen in other parts of the world. One of the challenges in making their arrival easier is to ease the transition from their previous culture into ours. But providing healthcare within a multicultural setting a is complex matter. The key issues that complicate healthcare in a multicultural setting are: Racgpstandards_detention_centres. Psychiatrists identify 'asylum seeker syndrome' By Linda Hunt Updated A group of Australian psychiatrists has identified a new mental illness syndrome unique to asylum seekers.

Psychiatrists identify 'asylum seeker syndrome'

The group is presenting its evidence on Prolonged Asylum Seekers Syndrome at an international psychiatry conference in Hobart. Australia’s complicity in detention centre violence - Right NowHuman Rights in Australia. Published September 17, 2013 Flickr woodleywonderworks This article is a part of our September focus on Violence – you can access more content from this issue here By Asher Hirsch A refugee journey is often filled with violence.

Australia’s complicity in detention centre violence - Right NowHuman Rights in Australia

By definition, someone found to be a refugee has had to flee persecution – often some of the most horrid forms of torture, war, rape and death threats. 'It's child abuse': Australian doctor brought to tears by treatment of Nauru detainees. Could not load plugins: File not found Nauru's former staff describe refugee trauma On ABC's 7.30 program, former staff from Nauru's detention centre talk about the appalling treatment and trauma of asylum seekers they witnessed on the island.

'It's child abuse': Australian doctor brought to tears by treatment of Nauru detainees

Vision courtesy ABC. An Australian doctor has been brought to tears by the abuse and trauma he witnessed in Nauru's immigration detention centre. Paediatrician Dr David Isaacs is one of several doctors, workers and guards turned whistleblowers exposing what they say is a culture of cover up, rape, self harm and abuse on Nauru, in defiance of laws that could land them in prison. Attitudes towards asylum seekers: Findings from the third Scanlon Foundation Survey ‹ Champions of Change. Home » All » Attitudes towards asylum seekers: Findings from the third Scanlon Foundation Survey Attitudes towards asylum seekers: Findings from the third Scanlon Foundation Survey Posted by: Jana Tags: asylum seekers, attitudes, statistics, surveys Posted date: September 22, 2010 | Comment The third Scanlon Foundation Survey, entitled Mapping Social Cohesion, was released last week.

Attitudes towards asylum seekers: Findings from the third Scanlon Foundation Survey ‹ Champions of Change

11485671. The basic principles of migration health:<br>population mobility and gaps in disease prevalence. Migration and the Health Effects of International Trade. Migration Migration is the permanent relocation of an individual from one country to another.

Migration and the Health Effects of International Trade

As of the year 2005, 191 million people (3% of the world’s population) were living outside their country of birth (United Nations Population Division, 009). Migration, Mobility, and Health - Infectious Disease Movement in a Borderless World - NCBI Bookshelf. A61_12-en.pdf. Migrant Clinicians Network. The health issues that face migrant and other mobile underserved populations are similar to those faced by other disadvantaged groups, including the poor, and especially rural poor, and recent immigrants.

Migrant Clinicians Network

These illnesses are caused by poor nutrition, lack of resources to seek care early in the disease process, and infectious diseases from overcrowding and poor sanitation. However, the health problems migrants and their families face because of their low-income status and unfamiliarity with the culture are compounded by a migratory lifestyle and the inherent dangers and health risks involved in their occupations. Migrants and their dependents experience more frequent and more severe health problems than the general United States population. Religion, Spirituality and Refugee flights. Refugees and Asylum Seekers Facts & Figures. Every year, millions of people around the world are forced to flee their homes.

Refugees and Asylum Seekers Facts & Figures

Some flee because of religious persecution, others because of their race, gender, or ethnicity. Some flee because of their political stances, religious affiliations or social status. Asylum seekers are people who are seeking international protection but whose claim for refugee status has not yet been determined. Their refugee status application is processed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) or a government that is a signatory to the United Nations 1951 Refugee Convention. Australia to accept additional 12,000 Syrian refugees and provide $44 million financial aid. Updated Prime Minister Tony Abbott has confirmed Australia will extend its campaign of air strikes from Iraq into Syria, at the same time as announcing plans to "move quickly" to accept an extra 12,000 refugees affected by the conflict in both countries.

Australia to accept additional 12,000 Syrian refugees and provide $44 million financial aid

Key Points. Tony Abbott says Australia will accept more Syria refugees but within current intake, Peter Dutton to travel to Geneva for UN talks on crisis. Updated Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he is prepared to "step up to the plate" and increase the number of refugees Australia accepts from war-torn Syria, but within the current humanitarian intake.

Tony Abbott says Australia will accept more Syria refugees but within current intake, Peter Dutton to travel to Geneva for UN talks on crisis

Mr Abbott was urged to increase Australia's refugee intake after photos of drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi on a Turkish beach shocked the world and put a human face to the dangers refugees risk trying to reach safety. On Sunday afternoon the Prime Minister told a press conference he was moved by the images of Aylan, and was prepared to lift the percentage of refugees Australia takes from Syria.

But he said the increase would not mean Australia's overall yearly intake of refugees, which stands at 13,750, would go up. Immigration detention in Australia. Updated 20 March 2013 PDF version [517KB] Janet Phillips and Harriet Spinks Social Policy Section Contents. Immigrationdetention. The Royal Colleges of Paediatrics and Child Health, General Practitioners and Psychiatrists and the UK Faculty of Public Health have published a new policy statement and recommendations on the harms to the physical and mental health of children and young people in the UK who are subjected to administrative immigration detention.

The three Royal Colleges and the UK Faculty of Public Health believe that the administrative immigration detention of children, young people and their families is harmful and unacceptable and call on the Government to see this issue as a matter of priority and stop detaining children without delay. Every year the UK detains 1,000 children in Immigration Removal Centres (IRCs). 9. Mental Health of Children in Immigration Detention. A last resort? National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention Back to contents 9. Dangers of Detention. THE IMPACT - End Child Detention. Border Force Act could see immigration detention centre workers jailed for whistleblowing.

Updated Lawyers and asylum seeker advocates say they are concerned about new laws applying to some people working in detention centres. The Border Force Act could see some government-contracted workers at onshore and offshore detention facilities risk up to two years in jail if they speak out about what they see. Barrister and spokesman for the Australian Lawyers Alliance Greg Barns said the act had a "chilling effect". "It effectively turns the Department of Immigration into a secret security organisation with police powers," he said.

The Act was passed with bipartisan support, with only the Greens opposing it. Mr Barns said it gave the Federal Government too much power over what can be said about immigration detention centres. Media player: "Space" to play, "M" to mute, "left" and "right" to seek. Border Force Act: why do we need these laws? - The Drum.

Opinion Posted Stepping back from the legal abyss of the Border Force Act, there is a screamingly obvious question: why are there new laws that could even possibly send someone to jail for speaking out about abuses in detention centres? Michael Bradley writes. The New York Times Has Condemned Australia’s “Brutal” And “Inexcusable” Refugee Policies. By Alex McKinnon, 4/9/2015. Refugee law in Australia. Government bans reporting of abuse in refugee camps. The Liberal government, with ALP support, in June passed extraordinary legislation that prevents staff from reporting abuse in detention centres. The Border Force Act 2015, in effect from 1 July, imposes a two-year jail term for “entrusted persons” who disclose “protected information”. Mental health workers say Australia knew of refugee child abuse. Refugee Council appalled by claims of cruelty to children in detention - Refugee Council of Australia.

Australia to Probe Child Refugee Abuse Claims. Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison on Friday announced an independent inquiry into allegations that Nauru Offshore Processing Centre guards have abused women and child asylum seekers. According to Canberra officials, at least one refugee advocacy group, Save the Children, which has support staff located at the Australian-funded facility on the South Pacific island-nation of Nauru, claim that female asylum seekers were forced to have sex with guards before being allowed to shower. There are also counter-allegations that the charity workers have been encouraging children to harm themselves as part of a ploy to be evacuated from the island in order gain access to the mainland. According to a report by The Guardian, Morrison's acting department head, Phillip Moss, will personally lead the probe. 'Whistleblowers' oppose Australian law on refugee abuse. The Australian Border Force Bill, which came into effect Wednesday, allows for a jail sentence of up to two years for those that speak publicly about detention centers without the permission of the government.

John Paul Sanggaran, a doctor who used to work at an immigration center on Christmas Island -- an Australian territory in the Indian Ocean -- is circulating an open letter addressed to Prime Minister Tony Abbott, "challenging the department to prosecute" him and others for exposing the "deplorable state of human rights" for asylum seekers in the centers. Imprisonment and abuse: how refugees are treated by Australia. Wednesday, November 22, 2000 - 11:00. Migration to Australia. We Asked a Refugee About His Life on Manus Island. Reza (centre), flanked by local PNG contractors who work at the transit facility. All photos by Reza Mollagholipour In January, detainees who had been officially recognised as refugees on Manus Island were moved out of the detention centre, and into temporary housing in the island's capital, Lorengau.

Border Force Act: why do we need these laws? - The Drum. Border Force Act: detention secrecy just got worse. Opinion. Australian Border Force Bill 2015. Type Government Portfolio. Refugees. Asylum seekers and refugees guide. Australia’s Brutal Treatment of Migrants.

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