Asylum Seeker Resource Centre blog

    • 27 JUN 17
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    35 things you can do right now to help refugees

    At a time where we can despair at the cruelty of the Turnbull Government in its treatment of refugees, the good news is you can actually help make things better. By Kon Karapanagiotidis, Founder of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre You are powerful when you unleash your compassion, passion and talent to create welcome and

    • 30 MAY 17
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    Taking a moment for perspective

    It was announced last weekend that Australia will host the “Davos of Women” next year, solidifying the importance Australia places on gender equality.  It can be easy to take for granted the status we have as women in Australia.  We might rightfully be able to argue that we aren’t paid equally, but at least we

    • 29 MAY 17
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    The human faces of ‘fast track’: Ahmad’s story

    The government is pressuring 7,500 people seeking asylum through an incredibly complicated legal process called ‘Fast Track’ which has forced them to wait in limbo for years to apply for asylum, and now required them to submit a complex application by 1 October. Some of these people have already been on waiting lists for legal support, and now some

    • 25 MAY 17
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    The human faces of ‘fast track’: Hashim’s story

    On 21 May, immigration minister Peter Dutton announced a new and nearly impossible deadline for people seeking asylum forced into ‘Fast Track’, which immediately puts thousands of people at risk of being deported back to danger. The complex and long process affects people who arrived by sea between 13 August 2012 and 31 December 2013,