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The Community Placement Network is about expanding flexible and appropriate options for people who’ve been assessed and are ready to live in the Australian community. These are asylum seekers on bridging visas who don’t have community links and therefore need support during the first 6 weeks of their bridging visa.

The CPN is run by our friends at the Australian Homestay Network, who are closely working with the Australian Red Cross on this. Register your interest to host an asylum seeker for a six week period using the form on the right. During the 6 weeks you’ll be given training, a weekly stipend to help with the cost, and access to a 24 hour support hotline. Asylum seekers will have dedicated experts to help with the practicalities of finding a job, a place of their own and getting a translator, if needed, for important things like medical appointments.

About Darin Sullivan (1967 Articles)
President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union and a professional firefighter with more than 25 years’ experience. Father of two daughters, he lives and works on the NSW South Coast, Australia. He is a strong advocate for firefighters and emergency service workers with an interest in mental health issues and caring for those around him. He is a Director on the NSW Fire Brigades Death and Disability Super Fund and works with charities including ‘The Movember Foundation’. As a leader and activist he has long been active in the campaign for action on climate change. Now a Station Commander in the fire and rescue service in NSW and has decades of experience fighting fires, both rural and urban. He is passionate about highlighting the impact climate change is having on fire preparedness and fire behaviour in Australia, and the risks associated with inaction on climate change. Darin is also a spokesperson for the Australian Climate Media Centre.
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