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  • Thousands of people seeking asylum are relying on the ASRC to help keep them safe this Winter.

    At serious risk of hunger, homelessness and destitution, this is more than a COVID-19 crisis for the 6,000 vulnerable people who we support each year.

    Right now, we’re one of the only lifelines for thousands of people who need our help.

    This is a critical time for our community.

    Thousands of people seeking asylum are relying on the ASRC to help keep them safe this Winter.

    At serious risk of hunger, homelessness and destitution, this is more than a COVID-19 crisis for the 6,000 vulnerable people who we support each year.

    Right now, we’re one of the only lifelines for thousands of people who need our help.

    This is a critical time for our community.

  • Stand with us

    Join our online community of compassionate supporters to stay informed on breaking news and ways you can take action and support refugees and people seeking asylum.
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  • Email Senator Ruston

    Email Senator Anne Ruston today to include all people seeking asylum and refugees in COVID19 safety nets so they can survive the crisis.

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  • COMING SOON
    ASRC Telethon on World Refugee Day, Saturday 20 June

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    A Statement on COVID-19

    The below is a statement from the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) in relation to the rapidly escalating COVID-19 crisis that is caused by novel coronavirus.

    Right now, our organisation exists in a period of turbulence and uncertainty unprecedented in modern times.

    Like many reacting to this unfolding situation, we have been shocked at the escalation of this crisis – the pace, the volume and the uncertainty it is…

    A Statement on Immigration Detention

    Expanded border force powers desperate distraction from Government’s inhumane immigration detention

    Human rights groups have slammed another attempt by the Government to avoid responsibility and scrutiny for their inhumane policy of mandatory, indefinite detention.

    After failing to ensure the safety of refugees and people seeking asylum…

    Frontline staff and caseworkers: the lifeline of people seeking asylum

    For 19 years the ASRC has been here as a lifeline for people seeking asylum, 

    helping to keep people safe and providing for families who have nowhere else to turn.

    We have been here through it all – the pandemics, the poor policies and the everyday struggles as people attempt to rebuild their lives here. 

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      • 26 MAY 20
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      Our frontline staff and caseworkers are here as a lifeline for people seeking asylum

      Our frontline staff and caseworkers are here as a lifeline for people seeking asylum

      For 19 years the ASRC has been here as a lifeline for people seeking asylum,  helping to keep people safe and providing for families who have nowhere else to turn. We have been here through it all – the pandemics, the poor policies and the everyday struggles as people attempt to rebuild their lives here. 

      • 19 MAY 20
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      Changing Communities. Changing Lives – National Volunteer Week 2020

      Changing Communities. Changing Lives – National Volunteer Week 2020

      This week is a very important week at the ASRC. It is National Volunteer Week (May 18th to 24th), a week where organisations around the nation pause to celebrate and recognise the valuable contribution made by those who give their dedication and time to help others. For us, National Volunteer Week (NVW) is an opportunity

      • 18 MAY 20
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      Volunteers are the lifeblood of the ASRC – Celebrating National Volunteer Week 2020

      Volunteers are the lifeblood of the ASRC – Celebrating National Volunteer Week 2020

      So much of the evolution of the ASRC has had a magical quality to it. So much of it has been because of volunteers. It has been almost nineteen years since the ASRC first opened its doors.  Nestled in a tiny space on Nicholson street in Footscray directly across the road from where the ASRC’s

      • 30 APR 20
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      Tonight I might sleep for the first time in so many nights

      Tonight I might sleep for the first time in so many nights

      Three weeks ago, when Nabil, his wife Rima and their two children arrived at the ASRC they hadn’t eaten for days. After Nabil was stood down from his job because of COVID-19 and with no Government safety net, the family’s money quickly ran out. “My daughter has Asthma, when I lost my job we can