The National Week of Solidarity is a week of events, online and in-person, in schools, education centres and community groups across the country to support the call to ensure children and families seeking asylum have access to a social safety net during Covid-19. It takes place during National Child Protection Week.
There are currently more than 16,000 children and young people seeking asylum in Australia, and their families are ineligible for JobKeeper, JobSeeker and some can’t even access Medicare. We are calling for the expansion of a basic safety net for the duration of the pandemic and subsequent economic downturn, so people aren’t left completely destitute and homeless.
You can join one of our online events to stand in solidarity. You'll hear from a range of inspiring speakers and learn how you can stand with people seeking asylum during this challenging time.