Asylum Seeker Health Rights
Asylum Seeker Health Rights Project helps to secure access for people in immigration detention to the same level of health care as people living in the Australian community.Read more
About this Project
The Asylum Seeker Health Rights Project aims to secure humane standards of medical and mental health care for asylum seekers in Australian immigration detention centres.
Despite the high levels of trauma suffered by asylum seekers and the damage to mental health caused by long-term, indefinite detention, conditions in immigration detention centres – including rights of access to essential health care – are unprotected in legislation. The Federal Court has described this as a ‘legislative vacuum’.
Through test cases and policy advocacy, PIAC is working to change the system.
If you would like to get in touch, please contact Asylum Seeker Health Rights Project Lead, Lucy Geddes: [email protected]