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Asylum-seekers on Christmas Island receive payments


April 29, 2009 11:43pm

A FAMILY of four asylum-seekers living on Christmas Island in community detention receives up to $1000 a fortnight from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC).

DIAC spokesman Sandi Logan said 33 asylum-seekers who had undergone health and security checks were living in houses in the community while awaiting outcomes of their visa applications.

A further 40 asylum-seekers, mostly family groups, women, children and those with special needs, are in alternative detention while 193 single men are detained at the Christmas Island Detention Centre.  … more


Written by Greg Naylor

3 May 2009 at 11:00 pm

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  1. It’sstill notperfect (I object to locking anyone up), but it’s leagues better than the conditions that prevailed under the previous regime.

    Wow, giving people cash so they can buy and cook food… genius.


    6 May 2009 at 4:31 pm

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