'Backward step': refugee groups condemn budget that 'abandons' refugees

By Maeve McGregor
Updated April 2 2022 - 10:39pm, first published 10:37pm
MEETING THE NEED: President of Ballarat Rural Australians for Refugees David MacPhail. Picture: Luke Hemer

Refugee and asylum seeker organisations and advocates have levelled criticism at the lack of provision in the budget made for refugees and asylum seekers, saying it constitutes yet another "step backwards" for the federal government.

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