"That was the first time anyone believed in me. It was special that they did not give up on me. That’s the only thing that kept me going. I don’t feel the anger anymore – I’m free"

 

"We are living in a better place. We have the opportunity
to reach our goals, and we are together"

 

"We will be forever thankful for helping us and treating us with respect and kindness"

 

"There is hope for everyone, if they get support,
to build themselves a new life"

 

"Without the counselling I would not have been able
to build a new life for myself in Australia"

What is FASSTT?

The Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (FASSTT) is a network of Australia’s eight specialist rehabilitation agencies that work with survivors of torture and trauma who have come to Australia from overseas. Most clients of FASSTT agencies have come to Australia as refugees or humanitarian entrants. FASSTT agencies also work with survivors of torture and trauma who have come to Australia as asylum seekers. There is one FASSTT member agency in each state and territory of Australia.

Australia ratifies major anti-torture treaty

On 15 December 2017 Australia took the final step necessary to ratify and implement a major international treaty that combats torture and other forms of mistreatment. This is an opportunity to protect the rights of people who are detained in Australia for generations to come.

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2nd Australia and New Zealand Refugee Trauma Recovery in Resettlement Conference

QPASTT is delighted to announce international human rights barrister Geoffrey Robertson AO QC, will be the keynote speaker at the 2nd Australia and New Zealand Refugee Trauma Recovery in Resettlement Conference to be held from 27-29 March 2019.

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Never Turning Away

Never Turning Away (2017) is a report marking 25 years of the FASSTT network.

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The Australian Refugee Health Practice Guide

The Australian Refugee Health Practice Guide can be used by doctors, nurses and other primary care providers to inform on-arrival and ongoing health care for people from refugee backgrounds, including people seeking asylum.

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Recent News

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January 18, 2019

Joint Statement: FASSTT joins international calls for the immediate release of Australian resident and professional footballer, Hakeem al-Araibi at risk of extradition to Bahrain and torture

Joint Statement: FASSTT joins international calls for the immediate release of Australian resident and professional footballer, Hakeem al-Araibi at risk of extradition to Bahrain and torture The Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (FASSTT), a network of Australia’s eight specialist rehabilitation agencies that work with survivors…
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August 23, 2018

FASSTT endorses the request of the “kidsoffnauru” campaign to bring children from Nauru to Australia as a matter of urgency

The Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (FASSTT) supports the call of the kidsoffnauru campaign to Bring children and their immediate families to Australia urgently; and Settle those children and their immediate families in Australia or in a suitable other country.   These requests are consistent…
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June 21, 2018

FASSTT REMAINS CONCERNED ABOUT THE HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF REFUGEES IN PNG AND NAURU

The Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (FASSTT) remains concerned about the health and wellbeing of refugee survivors of torture and trauma who continue to be housed in facilities on Manus Island and Nauru. FASSTT is a network of Australia’s eight specialist rehabilitation agencies that work…