Alicia Payne calls for support for Afghan refugees left in 'appalling' living situation as Red Cross points at Canberra housing shortage

Sarah Basford Canales
Karen Barlow
By Sarah Basford Canales, and Karen Barlow
Updated December 2 2021 - 6:37am, first published 5:00am
Member for Canberra Alicia Payne. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

Canberra MP Alicia Payne has described the treatment of Afghan refugees in Canberra as "appalling" after a family of three said they felt they were being treated like animals in unsuitable housing.

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Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Canberra Times journalist

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter with an interest in national security, integrity and regulation. Contact me with general tips and thoughts at sarah.basfordcanales@canberratimes.com.au or confidential tips to sbasfordcanales@protonmail.com.

Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on karen.barlow@canberratimes.com.au

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