Safe Start and Fair Future

It's time for Aotearoa New Zealand to ensure a Safe Start and Fair Future for refugees.

The Safe Start, Fair Future Report represents a collaboration between the Centre for Asia Pacific Refugee Studies (CAPRS) at the University of Auckland and the Asylum Seeker Support Trust (ASST).

The report addresses the key gaps in the current policy settings that discriminate against Convention Refugees and people seeking asylum. The Safe Start Fair Future report calls for equal access to support for Convention Refugees - regardless of how they have come to arrive in Aotearoa New Zealand. Additionally, the report calls for the assurance of appropriate support for people seeking asylum during the refugee status determination process.

The SAFE and FAIR recommendations are aimed at ensuring people have the opportunity for the best possible start to rebuilding their new lives in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Safe Start Fair Future Community Webinar

On Thursday 16 June, CAPRS hosted the Safe Start Fair Future Community Webinar. CAPRS was joined by an amazing panel of speakers including Solomon Samson, (Community Representative, Christchurch), Ibrahim Omer (MP, Labour Party), Golriz Ghahraman (MP, Green Party). Watch the full webinar recording below.