Ian Rintoul says there is ‘a small army of people’ ready to help refugees and asylum seekers affected by changes to visa rules

Community groups, refugee advocacy organisations and churches have vowed to throw open their doors in support of any refugees and asylum seekers cut off from government support or evicted as a result of changed visa rules.

“We’re not going to let these people starve. We’re not going to let these people go homeless,” the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre’s chief executive, Kon Karapanagiotidis, said after news of the changes emerged over the weekend.

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