Over 100 innocent children are detained on Nauru. Without action a child may die.

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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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Time to get the kids out

Right now over 100 innocent children are being detained on Nauru by our government. These children are living in inhumane conditions, exposed to extreme trauma, violence and sexual abuse. Up to 30 children are in a critical condition and have stopped eating, drinking, walking, talking and are becoming non-responsive.

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!

Get Kids Off Nauru

Australia's man-made crisis on Nauru. Six years on.

The ASRC and Refugee Council of Australia’s joint report Australia’s man-made crisis on Nauru. Six years on  proves that the government must acknowledge the truth, stop misleading the Australian public and take responsibility for the situation on Nauru before a child dies.

Stories

    • 14 SEP 18
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    Young people take the lead

    Young people take the lead

    With new skills and training from ASRC’s Youth Action Project, 20 young people are taking their vision back to the community and setting up groups they’re passionate about across Melbourne. Sitting alongside the trivia nights and book clubs, we’re going to see more and more community groups popping up around Melbourne in support of fair

    • 02 AUG 18
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    The Dandenong app connecting community

    The Dandenong app connecting community

    A couple of years ago Andrea Kenny turned up at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) at Dandenong wanting to help out. She would have been happy to make the coffee she jokes now, but instead she found herself volunteer project managing the set-up of a mobile app designed to provide a centralised list of

    • 31 JUL 18
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    Help create 500 essentials food packs

    Help create 500 essentials food packs

    Every week the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) Foodbank provides over 700 vulnerable people with basic groceries and necessities. In early August, this number is expected to surge, and the Foodbank needs your help to create 500 Essentials Packs to ensure the most vulnerable in our community don’t go without. The Essentials Packs will be

    • 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

Latest news

    • 03 SEP 18
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    Nauru report exposes offshore processing abuse as regional leaders meet for Pacific Island Forum

    Nauru report exposes offshore processing abuse as regional leaders meet for Pacific Island Forum

    Two prominent refugee organisations have released a new report today that rips through the shroud of secrecy surrounding offshore processing on Nauru. Secrecy enforced by the Australian government. The report includes detailed cases of child and adult trauma and descriptions of deteriorating conditions that people seeking asylum live through in Nauru. Read full report. As

    • 28 AUG 18
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    Whistleblowers say Australian Border Force blocking emergency medical transfer of 50 children off Nauru

    Whistleblowers say Australian Border Force blocking emergency medical transfer of 50 children off Nauru

    View 7.30 Report’s coverage on whistle blowers from Nauru who’ve exposed the extent of children in medical crisis. For the first time since 2016, whistleblower health professionals have spoken out on escalating crisis on Nauru. The ASRC has information that exposes the overall scale and magnitude of the child trauma crisis on Nauru. Sources report

    • 28 AUG 18
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    Child Trauma on Nauru – The Facts

    Child Trauma on Nauru – The Facts

    The Australian Government is holding 102 children and their families on Nauru  under it’s offshore processing policy. Nauru became the site of regional processing centres for Australian immigration in July 2013 under Labor Rudd government. People seeking asylum arriving by sea were taken to Nauru for processing under Australia’s mandatory offshore processing and detention policy.

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    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