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!

ASRC community meals

Feeding the community

Over 90% of all people seeking asylum in Australia run out of food each week with no money to buy more. Everyday the ASRC Food Program is seeing more and more vulnerable people come through the doors who have no income, no work rights and no where to turn to. See what the Food Program means to our community.

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

    • 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;

    • 11 JUL 18
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    The ASRC board welcomes two members

    The ASRC board welcomes two members

    Two new board members with vastly different backgrounds but a shared commitment to social justice have joined the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre board. Haleh Homaei, who migrated to Australia from Iran and has spent most of her career in the public and community housing sector, and Marie Sellstrom, a leadership consultant who is the national

    • 05 JUL 18
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    Celebrating the Journey of education with ASVET

    Celebrating the Journey of education with 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. In addition to the renewed arrangements, people seeking asylum and refugees will also be able to access free vocational education training places under the Victorian Government’s

    • 26 JUN 18
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    Diving into new territory

    Diving into new territory

    For the majority of Australian’s, swimming is a skill learned in primary schools right across the nation. The water is not something to be feared, and swimming pools and beaches are welcoming places we go to relax. For many people seeking asylum, swimming is a complete unknown, and for women in particular it can be

Latest news

    • 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

    • 17 MAY 18
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    ASRC warns against putting vulnerable people and families on Bridging E Visa

    ASRC warns against putting vulnerable people and families on Bridging E Visa

    The next wave of around 90 people seeking asylum living in our communities are being called for appointments by the Minister to quickly be put on Bridging E Visas and cut off from income support. This group includes families with dependents such as children and elderly parents. Some are currently in community detention, receiving 60%