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

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A 40-year-old diabetic asylum seeker with a heart condition doesn't have access to Medicare as she raises three teenagers. This is the reality for some on bridging visas.

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Some asylum seekers are living in unsanitary homes and struggling to pay medical and power bills.A peak body has urged the Albanese government to strengthen the safety net for refugees and asylum seekers.

"I am very stressed and in deep pain and so are my children," the Tamil asylum seeker told AAP from her western Sydney home.Her landlord has told her she should cover the cost of fixing the mice infestation.Cost-of-living crisis has impacted funding The Refugee Council of Australia urged the Albanese government on Wednesday to provide a robust financial safety net for refugees and asylum seekers coinciding with Homelessness Week.

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