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TechFugees Hackathon supports newly arrived refugees

  • December 10, 2015
TechFugees Hackathon Supports Newly Arrived Refugees

Refugees and asylum seekers can soon expect to benefit from a smart phone app that helps to create goals and achievement pathways, thanks to the joint efforts of developers, refugees and the start-up community at the first TechFugees Australia Hackathon.…

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Statement of concern about the Australian Border Force Act 2015

  • September 1, 2015

STARTTS is part of the FASSTT network and endorses this statement of concern about the Australian Border Force Act 2015.

The Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (FASSTT) expresses its profound concern that the Australian Border Force Act 2015 has created a serious criminal offence for people providing services to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to publicly disclose information about damaging effects of government policy on individuals in detention and other asylum seekers.

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Statement on the incident at STARTTS

  • August 26, 2015

Many of you may have heard, or seen reports in the media, about the incident that took place at STARTTS last week, where two of our staff members were attacked outside our Carramar office. Everyone here was obviously very shocked and upset about the incident, and concerned for the welfare of their colleagues. The good news is that both women are now doing very well, and are set to make a full recovery.

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