Asylum Seeker Resource Centre blog

    • 21 MAR 19
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    How Change Actually Happens

    How Change Actually Happens

    “The solution to injustice is not just charity, but to change the systems that cause that kind of need in the first place.” – Bella Week, Organising Manager at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (pictured above). Given the national scope and reach of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre as it currently stands in 2019, it

    • 27 FEB 19
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    International Women’s Day Celebration 2019

    International Women’s Day Celebration 2019

    ‘The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organisation but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.’ As everyone at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) prepares to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8, these words by feminist, journalist and activist

    • 13 FEB 19
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    Message from our CEO – Historic win in Australian Parliament

    Message from our CEO – Historic win in Australian Parliament

    We just made history together. You, me, and all of us across Australia. Today the Senate passed amendments to the Home Affairs Amendments Bill with the support of the key crossbenchers, because this bill is balanced, carefully considered and deals with what matters – medical treatment for sick people. Yesterday for the first time in

    • 12 FEB 19
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    The time for change is now

    The time for change is now

    We did it. After 5 long years of unrelenting community, political and legal pressure, every child seeking asylum has finally been removed from Nauru. But the fight isn’t over. Hundreds of men and woman still detained in offshore processing on Nauru and Manus Island urgently require medical care and must also be brought to Australia