Back Your Neighbour

The Back Your Neighbour campaign is run by the Local Government Mayoral Taskforce Supporting People Seeking Asylum, a group of Australian Councils who are speaking out against Federal Government cuts to the Status Resolution Support Services (SRSS) program leaving thousands of asylum seeker families living in Australia destitute and homeless. 

We are calling on the Federal Government to:
1. Provide everyone with a valid visa with work, travel and study rights.
2. Expand the Status Resolution Support Services (SRSS) eligibility criteria and simplify the application process so that people in need can access health care, disability, housing support and other essential services.
3. Ensure an independent, timely and fair application and merits review process for all humanitarian applications.
4. Provide people who have received a negative refugee determination under the ‘Fast Track’ system with a fair review process.
5. Continue to invest resources to urgently clear the backlog of asylum applications and appeals.
6. Abolish temporary visas and replace them with permanent protection visas and pathways to citizenship for all humanitarian arrivals.