Restore support services to all people seeking asylum

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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.

Run 4 Refugees

Join us in Run 4 Refugees

Registrations for Run 4 Refugees are now open for events in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne! Join a team of staff, supporters and people seeking asylum to stand together, celebrate our community and raise money for the ASRC. Whether you walk, jog, run or skip be part of a team that truly makes a difference!

ASVET Conference

Celebrating ASVET

The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) is delighted to announce the ground-breaking Asylum Seeker Vocational Education Training (ASVET) program has been extended for three years from 2018 until 2021. Learn how the Victorian Government’s recent commitment to education will impact people seeking asylum.

ASRC Cleaning

Get onboard a business for good

Looking for a new way to support people seeking asylum? ASRC Cleaning is a social enterprise offering professional domestic and commercial cleaning services. By choosing  ASRC Cleaning, you not only help support sustainable employment for people seeking asylum, you help to rebuild lives with dignity and independence.

Stories

    • 18 JUL 18
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    Abdul Aziz Adam on five years too many

    Abdul Aziz Adam on five years too many

    As we mark five years too many of mandatory offshore processing, Abdul Aziz Adam shares his statement. Five years of injustice. Five years of trauma. Five years of false imprisonment. Who will be responsible for those years and why shall we pay the price for this cruel, heartless and dangerous policy that has no mercy

    • 18 JUL 18
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    Gender agenda

    Gender agenda

    You might think a service called Gender Clinic belongs in a hospital or allied health setting. But in the context of the ASRC’s Human Rights Law Program (HRLP) it operates as a unique and highly sought after service that is not replicated anywhere else in Australia. In short, Gender Clinic offers specialised immigration advice and

    • 18 JUL 18
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    Teacher, I am so happy today

    Teacher, I am so happy today

    Earlier this month the Dandenong Centre celebrated its latest training achievement with the presentation of certificates to fifty students undertaking classes in the first semester of the ASRC’s ongoing English as an Additional Language (EAL) program. Training Coordinators, Simon Dalton and Ann Carter presented each student with a laminated certificate that signalled their class attendance

    • 13 JUL 18
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    Access denied

    Access denied

    Almost half of all homeless Australians are born overseas. Bwajojo Nunu* recalls how finding her way in a new country was impossibly tough. It was a confusing time. I was separated from my young son for the first time. I felt naked, empty and lost without him. Being in this new country, I felt powerless;

Latest news

    • 18 JUL 18
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    ASRC’s Media Statement: Five years too many

    There are 1600 people, including 123 children in critical condition as 19 July marks five years of Australia’s offshore processing policy. Thursday, 19 July marks five years since former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd declared ‘no asylum seeker that arrives in Australia by boat will be resettled in Australia,’ and with that one statement, mandatory offshore

    • 27 JUN 18
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    Home Affairs mass cuts to support services for people seeking asylum rolled out today

    Home Affairs mass cuts to support services for people seeking asylum rolled out today

    Status Resolution Support Services (SRSS) provide less than $35 a day and access to health services for people to meet basic needs as they go through the process of seeking asylum. Around 13,000 people living across Australia receive SRSS, including single people and families caring for young children and the elderly, enbaling them to meet

    • 15 JUN 18
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    A young man has died on Nauru, the 12th person in offshore processing camps

    A young man has died on Nauru, the 12th person in offshore processing camps

    The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre has received reports of a suicide of young man on Nauru under Australia’s offshore processing reigime. This is the 12th person to die under the Australian government’s offshore processing policy, and the 5th on Nauru. The ASRC, refugee advocacy organisations and the medical community have been calling on the Turnbull

    • 22 MAY 18
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    Rohingyan refugee dies in road incident on Manus Island – Behrouz & ASRC statements

    Rohingyan refugee dies in road incident on Manus Island – Behrouz & ASRC statements

    Behrouz Boochani’s statement Sadly this morning a Rohingya refugee died in Manus. This man was around 40 years old and was suffering from sever physical illness for a long time. Two years ago immigration sent him to Australia to receive medical treatment but after a while they exiled him back to Manus again without any