Mohammed and Rosie came to Australia from Iran seeking protection. Until late 2018, they were sleeping on a friend’s lounge room floor. They each received $240 per week (89 per cent of the Newstart payment) as part of the Status Resolution Support Service (SRSS), which helped them to buy food, clothing, and hygiene items, and pay a small amount in rent.
SOURCE: Gottardo, Carolina and Rego, Nishadh. “Separating refugee policy from politics.” Eureka Street, Volume 29 Issue 11 (June 2019).
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