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The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) is both a place and a movement. We are an independent not-for-profit organisation, whose programs support and empower people seeking asylum. As a movement, we mobilise and unite communities to create lasting social and policy change.

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As a Champion of Change, your regular contribution will provide food, housing, healthcare, legal aid, education and training to thousands of people seeking asylum each year. A regular contribution offers hope for a brighter future.

ASRC Catering

Food for good

Our award winning social enterprise, ASRC Catering offers global food experiences prepared by cooks seeking asylum. More than a catering company, it offers social and economic empowerment for people seeking asylum.

Mohammed reading his poem

A man of his word

In Syria, Mohammed Sharabah started writing poems to try and make sense of the turmoil unfolding around him. Lately, his poetry and readings speak of hope, his new home and a brighter future.

Stories

    • 14 FEB 18
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    Bounding Plains to Share set for ASRC ‘Grand Finale’

    Bounding Plains to Share set for ASRC ‘Grand Finale’

    When it comes to raising awareness for people seeking asylum, for Bounding Plains to Share duo Cassie and Jackson the old saying ‘walk a mile in their shoes’ didn’t quite cut it. The inspiring pair decided they would take 4000 long kilometers to collect and share the stories of refugees as they ran from Cooktown

    • 13 FEB 18
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    ASRC Cleaning gets ready to grow with commercial clients

    ASRC Cleaning gets ready to grow with commercial clients

    It’s been a challenging journey getting to where they are, but after five busy years the team at ASRC Cleaning have built a sustainable business, and now they’re ready to tackle a new goal; taking on the commercial market. As a social enterprise of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, ASRC Cleaning has a mission to

    • 13 FEB 18
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    ‘I will never say goodbye to the ASRC’

    ‘I will never say goodbye to the ASRC’

     In Syria, Mohammed Sharabah started writing poems to try and make sense of the turmoil unfolding around him. They were in Arabic, and were about his destroyed farm and business, and his displaced family; a life picked up and scattered across the world. ‘If you have a sensitive feeling [about] what is around you, you

    • 23 JAN 18
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    Talking women’s opportunity and empowerment with RRR Radio

    Talking women’s opportunity and empowerment with RRR Radio

    Creating a safe space of learning where women seeking asylum can overcome barriers is a key goal for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre’s Womens Empowerment Program, and is especially close to program coordinator Veronica’s heart. Speaking to Raschell McHugh on local Melbourne radio station RRR’s ‘Room with a View’ program on Monday 22 January, Veronica

Latest news

    • 23 FEB 18
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    The ASRC welcomes Suzana Vlahovic to the Board

    The ASRC welcomes Suzana Vlahovic to the Board

    As a daughter of parents who migrated to Australia, the ASRC’s newest Board member Suzana Vlahovic has a genuine passion for people, human rights, and promoting diversity and inclusion. Suzana is an Audit Partner at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, a leading professional services firm that provides audit and assurance, tax, consulting, financial advisory and risk advisory

    • 19 FEB 18
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    Refugee woman told to separate from vulnerable son to access treatment for serious cardiac condition

    Refugee woman told to separate from vulnerable son to access treatment for serious cardiac condition

    Fatemah is a 55 year old refugee woman with a serious heart condition, and is the primary carer for her adolescent son, who suffers from mental health issues. The two have been detained in tents in the regional processing centre on Nauru since Fatemah’s son was 12 years old. A medical report written by physician

    • 08 FEB 18
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    Humanitarian crisis looms as Government collapses lifesaving support services for people seeking asylum

    Humanitarian crisis looms as Government collapses lifesaving support services for people seeking asylum

    Around 12,000 people seeking asylum living in Australia are at risk of losing lifesaving services due to Government changes. Status Resolution Support Services (SRSS) are a base line support safety net that often is not enough to make ends meet, but keeps people from complete destitution. Government changes to SRSS impact case management, income support
    • 23 JAN 18
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    Group of 40 fly to freedom from Manus, 2000 people left behind

    Group of 40 fly to freedom from Manus, 2000 people left behind

    A small group of approximately 40 people detained for up to five years on Manus Island depart for the United States today from Port Moresby to build a new life, under the US deal. Many of the group of people – from a mix of origin countries including Rohingya – were transferred from Manus Island