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Paula Peterson

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

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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 of torture and trauma, has expressed concern for the health and wellbeing of Mr Hakeem al-Araibi, an Australian permanent resident and professional footballer, who has been…

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

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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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FASSTT WELCOMES THE RATIFICATION OF OPCAT

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FASSTT WELCOMES THE RATIFICATION OF OPCAT – A TREATY TO STRENGTHEN THE PROTECTION FROM ABUSE OF PEOPLE DEPRIVED OF THEIR LIBERTY.  The Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (FASSTT) welcomes the announcement of the Attorney General Senator the Hon George Brandis on 15 December 2017, that…

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Statement regarding the situation of people seeking asylum who were transferred by Australia to Nauru and Papua New Guinea

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The Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (FASSTT)   Statement regarding the situation of people seeking asylum who were transferred by Australia to Nauru and Papua New Guinea   Recent disturbing events on Manus Island underscore the pressing need for the Australian Government to act promptly…

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Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee for its inquiry into the Australian Citizenship

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    Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee for its inquiry into the Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Requirements for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill 2017 Committee Secretary Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee legcon.sen@aph.gov.au…

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Submission from the Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma Joint Standing Committee on Migration – Inquiry into Migrant Settlement Outcomes

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The Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (FASSTT) welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the Joint Standing Committee of Inquiry into Migrant Settlement Outcomes. This submission will outline the specific service and client context of FASSTT and its area of expertise.  It will then address three…

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Submission from the Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma to the proposals of the Australian Government to strengthen the requirements to become an Australian citizen

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Introduction The Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (FASSTT) welcomes the opportunity to provide this submission in response to the proposals of the Australian Government to strengthen the requirements to become an Australian citizen. Given the nature of our work, outlined below, the submission focuses on…

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FASSTT congratulates Jorge Aroche CEO of STARTTS on being elected President of the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims.

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The Council unanimously elected Jorge Aroche, Chief Executive Officer of Australian IRCT member centre, Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS), as the new IRCT President. Ms Sana Hamzeh, Psychotherapist at Restart Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and Torture in Lebanon, was elected…

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