Within this site's resource pages you'll find information to help inform you about all the issues facing asylum seekers and the current asylum seeker debate. Our "learn more" section provides a range of valuable resources for the general community, students, concerned citizens, the media, refugee advocates, health professionals and for people seeking asylum. Look around…
Read our latest press releases here.
Check out the latest UNHCR figures on international asylum claims in 2011.
Check out our latest fact sheet on the Temporary Protection Visas proposed by the Liberal Party recently.
Click here to read former prime minister (and ASRC Patron) Malcolm Fraser's Australian Refugee Association Oration, delivered in Adelaide on Friday June 24th outlining how Australia can solve its asylum seeker 'problem'.
Click here to see a list of asylum seeker support agencies in Australia
Asylum seekers do not receive any centrelink payments. Click here to find out what community based asylum seekers are entitled to.
Click here to find out why claims that asylum seekers receive more than pensioners is 'completely wrong'.
Check out the 'Guide to asylum seeker access to health and community services in Victoria' for a comprehensive overview to what asylum seekers can access in Victoria.
Where can I get more info?
Check out our Comprehensive Myth Busters Fact Sheet giving information about asylum seekers and refugees.
Check out our one page mythbuster.
Check out our Myth Busters Summary Sheet.
I'd like to learn more about how I can help asylum seekers in Australia.
Where can I get the latest statistics?
Visit our statistics page or view the DIAC (Department of Immigration And Citizenship) website.
Click here to get the latest statistics from the Department of Immigration on asylum seekers moving from detention into the community.
How can I keep up to date with information regarding asylum seekers?
Kon Karapanagiotidis in The Zone (SMH)
Kon Karapanagiotidis of the ASRC talks with Michael Short in The Zone
In this interview with Michael Short, Kon talks about Refugee week; why our country has lost its way completely on refugees; why there are votes in being involved in a "race to the bottom"; whether Australia is a racist society; the truth about so-called queue-jumpers; some facts and figures; the fact that neither of the major parties gives a damn about refugees; how Australians have de-humanised refugees and distanced themselves from their plight; how the community needs to mobilise to help refugees; plus a little about Kon himself and some of his personal stories concerning refugees.
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