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Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

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  • La Trobe University partnership to fund six full scholarships for people seeking asylum

    As of this year, La Trobe University, in partnership with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre will offer two full scholarships to support people seeking asylum access higher education every year for the next three years.   For six lucky people, they will overcome the barrier of extravagant international student fees so they can pursue their The post La Trobe University partnership to fund six full s...

  • Our green mission

    The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre is becoming a green machine, with environmental projects reducing our impact on the planet and saving tens of thousands of dollars. The ASRC Green Team, which was founded in 2014, has driven the changes, which include the installation of energy-efficient lighting, recycling improvements, and a push to install a solar The post Our green mission appeared first on As...

  • Government targets people seeking asylum with threatening legal letters

    The Turnbull Government is heightening fear and confusion among people seeking asylum living in our community, sending out hundreds of letters threatening to cancel bridging visas, deny the right to lodge asylum claims, and cut people off critical support payments. The letters, sent by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection in recent weeks, warn The post Government targets people seek...

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

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  • Why I volunteer

    By Mayshan Kelishadi, ASRC volunteer When I was nine, my auntie came to Australia from Iran. For certain reasons, we decided it’s best for her and her family that she remain here and seek asylum. It took eight years until she was granted a visa and reunited with her husband and two daughters. Those eight The post Why I volunteer appeared first on Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

  • Way of the West leading the way to food security

    Inspired by Pope Francis’ call for Catholics to show compassion and care for refugees, schools and parishes in Melbourne’s west aim to collect 40,000 donated food items this year for the 620 people seeking asylum who access the ASRC Foodbank each week. The initiative started by Mark Northeast is called the Way of the West The post Way of the West leading the way to food security appeared first on ...

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

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  • Getting on the #RightTrack in 2017

    The ASRC is hosting an event that introduces our #RightTrack campaign in 2017 and ways you can get involved, and help change attitudes about the rights of people seeking asylum.  Please join us for this important campaign event on Tuesday, 31 January from 6pm– 8pm to hear about our #RightTrack Campaign in 2017. Event details: Tuesday January

  • The business of caring: ASRC social enterprises thrive in 2016

    Social enterprises founded by the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre achieved astonishing success in 2016, with the three businesses earning a staggering 62 per cent more income than the previous year. The ASRC Catering, ASRC Cleaning, and Food Justice Truck social enterprises continue to go from strength to strength, and are a key factor behind the

  • A life he was never meant to live

    Driving over Punt Road on a Tuesday night, Safir* turns on his device and waits for his first job. This is his third night working as an UberEATS driver.  The pay is good and he can work anytime between 8am and 12am on the days he chooses. The flexible hours mean that Safir can still

  • Send an #SOSforYusuf

    The clock is ticking. Yusuf is a refugee man in his 30s in the community on Nauru who appears to have suffered a serious cardiac event more than one month ago. He needs an urgent medical transfer to undergo life-saving treatment that is unavailable on Nauru, but the Australian Government is refusing to act. Medical

  • 134 women helped this year in Australia’s only specialist clinic tackling gender based persecution

    It’s been nearly two years since Emily Singh, ASRC Human Rights Lawyer launched Australia’s only Women’s Clinic to assist vulnerable females suffering from gender-based persecution, including political, religious, race and nationality-based claims. Women are an especially vulnerable group within the asylum seeker community as gender based claims aren’t explicitly enshrined in the UN Refugee Conven...

  • Important information for people being processed under the Fast Track system

    This information is for people seeking asylum who are being processed under the Fast Track system – this means people who arrived by boat in between 13 August 2012 and 31 December 2013, who have never been taken to Manus Island or Nauru. All people in this group have now been sent a letter inviting

  • An Australian born out of the Bosnian War

    By Dzenana, ASRC volunteer We lived in a town called Konjic, in what is now known as Bosnia and Herzegovina, nestled in the Dinaric Alps 50kms south of Sarajevo. We had Serb and Croat neighbours, but Konjic was a Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) town and at the time, it didn’t seem likely that the border skirmishes

  • ASRC Catering clean up at Social Enterprise Awards

    Can you smell what the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre is cooking? The ASRC Catering team claimed an award at the Social Enterprise Awards last Wednesday, taking home the award for the best business with less than 20 full-time employees. The team were one of 26 finalists in eight categories selected by an independent panel, and

  • Food Justice Truck wins VicHealth’s Healthy Happy Heroes Award

    At Federation Square last week on 1 December, the Food Justice Truck won the Healthy Happy Heroes (kid’s choice) Award, chosen by the students from Sunshine North Primary School, selected under the guidance of the Governor of Victoria the Honourable Linda Dessau AM, VicHealth and YMCA. The Truck was also finalist in a new category,

  • Mio nonno: my grandfather’s story

    by Michelle, ASRC volunteer My grandfather, Adolfo Calligaro, arrived in Australia from northern Italy in 1927. He was a keen cyclist and amateur boxer and did national service with the Alpini. But he became uncomfortable in Italy with the rise of fascism and decided to bring his skills and energy to strike out in a

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

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  • You get what you give

    Most mornings when Mohammad* wakes up, he looks at his phone just like most other Australians today. But while we all check our email, Facebook or missed calls, he checks his UN mobile app that tells him what bombs have gone off overnight in his home country of Afghanistan.   The day I met him,

  • 3,000 people seeking asylum given access to VET courses in Victoria

    In September, the Andrews Labor Government announced $15 million in funding to provide 3,000 placements for VET courses to people seeking asylum on eligible visas in Victoria from July 2016 to June 2018. This has been made possible through an agreement between the Victoria State Government and the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) who will directly

  • Shining a spotlight on forgotten men of Christmas Island

    The human cost of Australia’s immigration detention system is revealed in media reports detailing conditions inside the Christmas Island detention centre, where people seeking asylum are languishing with little outside contact, difficult access to legal assistance and inadequate mental healthcare. Refugee advocates Pamela Curr, from ASRC, and Sr Brigid Arthur, from the Brigidine Asylum Seekers Pro...

  • The Forgotten Men of Christmas Island

    Refugee advocates Pamela Curr, from ASRC, and Sr Brigid Arthur, from the Brigidine Asylum Seekers Project, traveled to Christmas Island to visit the men seeking asylum, who are currently held in the detention centre, more than 2600 kilometers from the nearest capital city, Perth. There they found an environment of fear and physical violence where

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

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