Asylum seekers to lose $200 a fortnight benefits, given three weeks to find own accommodation and told to make arrangements to quit the country

The government is preparing to cut the financial support of up to 100 asylum seekers who have been transferred to Australia from offshore detention for medical reasons, leaked documents show.

The group will be issued on Monday with what’s called a “final departure Bridging E Visa” that cuts the $200 a fortnight that they had been receiving and gives them three weeks to find their own accommodation.

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