• Medevac repealed

    The Medevac legislation has been repealed, stripping sick refugees in offshore detention of their right to access medical care. Donate now to continue fighting for their rights
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  • Call Morrison and Dutton

    PM Morrison and Minister Dutton are solely responsible for the medical care of sick refugees and for the future of 535 people they have detained offshore for six years. #DoctorsNotDutton
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  • Support independence

    To stay independent, we don't accept funding from the Federal Government. Instead, we are funded by you. Chip in now to support people seeking asylum.

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  • Right now, thousands of people seeking asylum in Australia are being denied the right to live safely here. What is happening is wrong.

    Without adequate legal support to navigate the long and arduous asylum process, people’s claims for protection often fail. In many cases the decision to deny a person asylum is a decision between life and death.

    The only way people’s rights can be upheld is with the help of a good lawyer.

    Our lawyers are the last line of defence for already vulnerable people.

    Give people a fighting chance to live safely in Australia

    Right now, thousands of people seeking asylum in Australia are being denied the right to live safely here. What is happening is wrong.

    Without adequate legal support to navigate the long and arduous asylum process, people’s claims for protection often fail. In many cases the decision to deny a person asylum is a decision between life and death.

    The only way people’s rights can be upheld is with the help of a good lawyer.

    Our lawyers are the last line of defence for already vulnerable people.

  • Medevac repealed

    The Medevac legislation has been repealed, stripping sick refugees in offshore detention of their right to access medical care. Donate now to continue fighting for their rights
    Donate now
  • Call Morrison and Dutton

    PM Morrison and Minister Dutton are solely responsible for the medical care of sick refugees and for the future of 535 people they have detained offshore for six years. #DoctorsNotDutton
    Call now
  • Support independence

    To stay independent, we don't accept funding from the Federal Government. Instead, we are funded by you. Chip in now to support people seeking asylum.

    Donate now
  • Discover refugee and asylum seeker stories beside you

    The story beside you

    Discover the stories beside you. With 1 in 3 Australians being born overseas, our diversity is our strength and should be celebrated.

    Refugees and people seeking asylum are your neighbours, teachers, colleagues and friends.
    Get to know their stories and you’ll discover that there is a lot more that unites us than divides us.

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    Every 3 years for Rajesh

    “It is very hard for me …again I have to wait to start my life” – Rajesh

    Arriving by boat six years ago, as a traumatized 15 year old, Rajesh found himself in a situation where he was scared and utterly alone.

    For many people who arrived by boat, like Rajesh, the process is particularly complex and unfair. The ASRC’s legal team stand united in fighting for people like Rajesh to have access to the justice they deserve.

    #Save Medevac, call your senator

    Call your Senator and tell them why you support doctors to be able to provide critical medical care to people seeking asylum and refugees held offshore through the Medevac process, without political interference.

    “This lifesaving law has meant that doctors, not politicians decide treatment for people offshore. As politicians return to Canberra, we’re going to make sure it’s voices of quiet Australians from the bush they remember”
    – Louise Redmond, National President of Rural Australians for Refugees.

    Latest news

      • 04 DEC 19
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      ASRC calls on Prime Minister Morrison to take responsibility for people offshore

      ASRC calls on Prime Minister Morrison to take responsibility for people offshore

      Media Release 4 December 2019 ASRC calls on Prime Minister Morrison to take responsibility for people offshore The repeal of the Medevac laws means that doctors are no longer in charge of medical decisions for sick people held in offshore processing. The ASRC expresses serious worry and sadness at this government’s secretive and vindictive repeal

      • 03 DEC 19
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      Failure to resettle remaining 535 offshore detainees to cost Australia $1.2 billion

      Failure to resettle remaining 535 offshore detainees to cost Australia $1.2 billion

      MEDIA RELEASE TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2019 Failure to resettle remaining 535 offshore detainees to cost Australia $1.2 billion             New figures have revealed that the Australian Government’s failure to finalise resettlement for 535 offshore detainees currently in PNG and Nauru  could cost taxpayers $1.2 billion over the next 3 years. The independent

      • 25 NOV 19
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      The ASRC is in Parliament appealing to Senator Lambie to Save Medevac

      The ASRC is in Parliament appealing to Senator Lambie to Save Medevac

      25 November 2019  The ASRC is in Parliament appealing to Senator Lambie to Save Medevac The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) has sent a delegation to Parliament, including CEO Kon Karapanagiotidis to appeal to Senators, especially Senator Lambie to vote against Minister Dutton’s full Migration Amendment (Repairing Medical Transfers) Bill 2019.  The ASRC has witnessed

      • 02 OCT 19
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      ASRC delivers report into employment pathways for people seeking asylum

      ASRC delivers report into employment pathways for people seeking asylum

      Last month, the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre’s (ASRC) Employment Program launched their research report, titled: ‘Towards an optimal employment strategy for people seeking asylum in Victoria’. The report is a timely piece of research that outlines the current state of play and forward-looking recommendations for policy and service delivery in this area. The report represents

    Stories

      • 06 DEC 19
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      Carolyn’s weekly update – 6/12/2019

      Carolyn’s weekly update – 6/12/2019

      Each Friday our principal solicitor Carolyn Graydon shares with the entire ASRC team a “weekly good news” update from the Human Rights Law Program. This week has been a particularly hard one as we saw the Senate vote to repeal the life-saving Medevac legislation. At a time when our Government yet again showed utter contempt

      • 06 DEC 19
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      This family was denied safety

      This family was denied safety

      People seeking asylum in Australia are being denied justice and the right to live safely here. People like Yasin* and his wife Amal*, who came to Australia seeking our protection when it was no longer safe for their young family to live in Iraq. Soon after arriving in Australia the family were recognised as refugees

      • 28 NOV 19
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      Rajesh’s journey: Refugee status determination process

      Rajesh’s journey: Refugee status determination process

      Help RIGHT human wrongs  People seeking asylum in Australia are being failed by our broken asylum system. Those who came here seeking our protection are instead being punished by our Government and denied access to justice thanks to unfair laws that are intentionally complex and inconsistent and designed so people’s cases for protection fail. Right

      • 25 NOV 19
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      This week’s good news update

      This week’s good news update

      Each Friday our principal solicitor Carolyn Graydon shares a “weekly good news” update from the Human Rights Law Program.  Carolyn’s team of 16 human rights lawyers are some of the best in the country, working tirelessly around the clock to successfully protect the rights of people to seek asylum in Australia. Together with 200 legal