Asylum Seeker Resource Centre blog

    • 18 APR 19
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    How do People Seeking Asylum Fair in the Budget?

    How do People Seeking Asylum Fair in the Budget?

    After the Government’s $185 million press conference on Christmas Island last month, the announcement of the 2019/2020 federal budget has delivered yet another blow with more cuts to support services for people seeking asylum and newly settled refugees. Status Resolution Support Services (SRSS) spending has been reduced from the $139.8 million spent in 2017-18 to

    • 12 APR 19
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    Hop to it with a food donation this Easter

    Hop to it with a food donation this Easter

    This Easter share the love with more than just chocolate!  For around $50, a hamper will provide a selection of the most-used items that we are in urgent need of in Foodbank, our free grocery store. Each week, more than 700 people rely on Foodbank for food and household items. As the government continues to deepen

    • 28 MAR 19
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    Share the love and solidarity

    Share the love and solidarity

    On Sunday the ASRC in partnership with Islamic Council of Victoria, Halal Food Bank and Maidstone Mosque held a ‘Share Love and Solidarity’ event for Christchurch community. The community were invited to bring non-perishable food into the ASRC garage and to sign condolence books for families and communities of those lost to Christchurch terror attack.

    • 26 MAR 19
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    Feast 4 Freedom: celebrating what unites us

    Feast 4 Freedom: celebrating what unites us

    Ahmad stirs tamarind to accompany a plate of smoked fish in the kitchen of his family home as he reflects on the memories that this family recipe evokes, “They represent my story, they represent my identity, they represent my childhood.”  Ahmad is from Mesopotamia, one of the oldest civilisations in the world just west of