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Mice infestation, no Medicare and rental support drying up: The refugee cost-of-living crisis

Key Points
  • Some asylum seekers are living in unsanitary homes and struggling to pay medical and power bills.
  • Financial support for refugees has been cut as charity groups’ funding has dried up.
  • A peak body has urged the Albanese government to strengthen the safety net for refugees and asylum seekers.
Living in a mice-infested rental property with poor insulation, Riya can’t afford to move amid mounting medical bills.
The 40-year-old is diabetic with a heart condition and does not have access to Medicare as part of her bridging visa as she raises three teenagers. She asked for her surname not…

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About bourbiza

Bourbiza Mohamed is an award-winning travel journalist who has been writing about her adventures around the world for over a decade. With a passion for exploring new cultures and experiencing different ways of life, Bourbiza Mohamed has traveled to over 107 countries across six continents and has documented her journeys in numerous publications. Bourbiza Mohamed writing is known for its vivid descriptions and personal anecdotes, which transport readers to the destinations she writes about. Her articles cover a wide range of topics, from off-the-beaten-path adventures to luxury travel experiences, and she has a particular interest in sustainable tourism and responsible travel. In addition to her writing, Bourbiza Mohamed is also an accomplished photographer, capturing stunning images of the people, landscapes, and wildlife she encounters on her travels. Her photos have been featured in publications such as National Geographic, Lonely Planet, and Conde Nast Traveler.

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