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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.

A Mother’s Unimaginable Choice

This is Yasmin and Ali. Their story is not a happy one, but one that must be heard. Yasmin fled her home in Iran after being targeted by local government authorities for participating in a student rally demanding greater freedoms.

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Fighting Against Injustice

Despite the constantly changing legal landscape, the Human Rights Law Program and their extensive network of pro-bono partners are unwavering in their commitment and determination to represent those most vulnerable in our communities, and to use our judicial system and advocacy to hold politicians to account.

Latest on Manus and Nauru

Read the latest on our campaign to provide a safe and permanent home to all people are detained in offshore processing: The Urgent Medical Treatment Bill is now before Parliament. The ASRC calls for end to the failed inhumane policy of offshore processing and fair treatment of all people seeking asylum.

Stories

    • 14 JAN 19
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    The Foodbank shelves (and our hearts) are full

    The Foodbank shelves (and our hearts) are full

    On the 23rd of December with only two days notice, more than 400 families came through the garage doors at our Home of Hope in Footscray to donate more than $50,000 worth of essential food items to our emergency Christmas food drive. Our Foodbank provides groceries to more than 700 people seeking asylum each week

    • 21 DEC 18
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    The forgotten 200

    The forgotten 200

    Noosheen Mogadam, Senior Lawyer at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, shares her view on the impossible and unfair situation a group of people seeking asylum in Australia are currently facing. Prior to her time at the ASRC, she spent years as part of international humanitarian response operations, most recently focussed on the conflict in Syria

    • 17 DEC 18
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    The Power Of Our People

    The Power Of Our People

    “I wish I could tell you, a hundred times a day. How much we appreciate, all you do and say..”, the voices were out of time and sometimes off key, but the words were sung with passion and conviction. The staff choir are in no way established singers but writing and performing an original song

    • 07 DEC 18
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    World Human Rights Day: A Day For Reflection

    World Human Rights Day: A Day For Reflection

    On Monday the 10th of December 2018 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70. It’s a day that marks the anniversary of a milestone document – the most translated in the world – adopted by the United Nations proclaiming the inalienable rights that every human being is inherently entitled to regardless of race, colour,

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    • 18 JAN 19
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    Asylum Seeker Resource Centre wins international recognition from Blue Print For Free Speech

    Asylum Seeker Resource Centre wins international recognition from Blue Print For Free Speech

    The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre has received a special recognition commendation from UK-Australian organisation Blue Print For Free Speech for our work in aid of of people seeking asylum held in offshore processing on Manus and Nauru. Whistleblower Dr Nick Martin, former senior medical officer for International Health and Medical Services on Nauru was awarded

    • 06 DEC 18
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    The ASRC backs the Bill on medical treatment

    The ASRC backs the Bill on medical treatment

    The ASRC along with 400 organisations, 6000 doctors, ten of thousands of people in Australia and a majority of our political leaders want to solve the medical crisis on Manus and Nauru today. Today, the Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2018 is our one chance to take the politics out of access to

    • 03 DEC 18
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    The ASRC supports Victorian Mayoral Task-force to restore SRSS

    The ASRC supports Victorian Mayoral Task-force to restore SRSS

    Today the Mayors of 22 local councils representing almost 3 million Victorians signed a joint statement against the Federal Government’s changes to Status Resolution Support Services for people seeking asylum. The statement was part of the Back Your Neighbour Campaign launch by Victorian local councils working together to petition the Federal Government to restore SRSS

    • 29 NOV 18
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    Cross Party MPs back bill that follows doctors’ orders for urgent medical treatment

    Cross Party MPs back bill that follows doctors’ orders for urgent medical treatment

    The Kids Off Nauru campaign coalition welcomes the Urgent Medical Treatment Bill being introduced into Parliament by Independent MP for Wentworth Dr Kerryn Phelps. Dr Phelps announced in a press conference today that the bill will be introduced into the Lower House next week. The Bill is backed by a ‘coalition of conscience’ made up