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Past experience doesn’t always count for asylum seekers when they apply for work in Australia. Shutterstock/Tero Vesalainen

Asylum seekers left ‘desperate’ and ‘helpless’ when they try to find work in Australia

No matter how skilled or qualified they are, asylum seekerd say they've often forced to take whatever basic job they can just to survive.
The Australian government refers to asylum seekers who arrived by boat as ‘illegal’ entrants. James Ross/AAP

Asylum seekers have a right to higher education and academics can be powerful advocates

Asylum seekers are not permanent residents and have to pay full fees for university courses. Just as doctors led the campaign to get kids off Nauru, academics can advocate for access to education.

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