On this page you will find the ASRC's latest publications, including our latest position papers, "ASRC Welfare Paper" and "Locked Out".
ASRC Welfare paper
Destitute and Uncertain: the reality of seeking asylum in Australia
The purpose of this paper is to educate, advocate and work constructively towards better practices and process regarding the welfare needs of asylum seekers. It highlights key recommendations to ease the uncertainty and destitution facing many asylum seekers living in our community. The paper outlines a best practice model for responding to the welfare needs of asylum seekers.
Position Paper on Homelessness of Asylum Seekers Living in the Community
Housing is one of the greatest challenges facing asylum seekers in Australia. Asylum seekers who have applied for protection can live for years in the community without stable accommodation and without access to any mainstream Housing Services. In 2007/08, 97.3% of the 4750 asylum seeker applications submitted in Australia came from people who arrived by plane and now live in the Australian community (UNHCR, 2009).