Asylum Seeker Resource Centre blog

    • 21 NOV 18
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    A Mother’s Unimaginable Choice

    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. In a brutal crackdown on the protesters, she was beaten and detained, interrogated and tortured

    • 21 NOV 18
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    Politicians miss Kids Off Nauru deadline

    Politicians miss Kids Off Nauru deadline

    SEVENTEEN refugee children remained trapped in island detention last night on Nauru as the deadline expired for the Australian Government to evacuate them to Australia. A coalition of Australia’s refugee and humanitarian organisations gave our political leaders three months until Universal Children’s Day (Nov 20) to remove all the children and their families for resettlement

    • 19 OCT 18
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    #KidsOffNauru campaign update

    #KidsOffNauru campaign update

    This week our powerful Kids Off Nauru campaign achieved a tipping point. ASRC Campaign Manager, Marcella Brassett, shares the political impact thousands in our community have had. This week, the powerful Kids Off Nauru campaign achieved a tipping point in Canberra. The issue stayed dominant in Australia’s media, with coverage of doctors, medical practitioners and

    • 24 SEP 18
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    Fighting from the inside: how the ASRC Detention Advocacy team are evacuating the children of Nauru

    Fighting from the inside: how the ASRC Detention Advocacy team are evacuating the children of Nauru

    *Warning: this article contains graphic content and references to suicide Walking out of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) Detention Advocacy office, my breath catches at the sight on the back of the door. I’m looking at a sea of young faces. The door is covered in printed photos of children, with names written on