Asylum Seeker Resource Centre blog

    • 06 JUN 18
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    Sunday kind of love

    Sunday kind of love

    By Kon Karapanagiotidis When it comes to how we respond to the mistreatment of people seeking asylum by the Turnbull Government, despair is not a strategy. This is what I keep telling people. Hope is. Guilt and shame are not a solution or a way forward. Love and community is. It’s what I was banking

    • 04 MAY 18
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    Join our Mother’s Day Happy Nappy drive!

    Join our Mother’s Day Happy Nappy drive!

    Get involved with our HAPPY NAPPY drive this Mother’s Day! Everyday we hear of mothers seeking asylum who have run out of nappies and can not afford to buy more. Not only are these mothers severely restricted in their day to day activities, they often miss important legal and health appointments because they’ve run out

    • 03 MAY 18
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    Arriving with nothing but a suitcase

    Arriving with nothing but a suitcase

    Earlier this year on International Women’s Day at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) three remarkable guest speakers shared their stories of settlement in Australia. Cuc Lam arrived in Australia in 1978 under the wave of immigration facilitated by former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser in response to the Vietnam War. Forty years later Cuc stands

    • 11 APR 18
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    Allie and Grace spread music, heart and hope

    Allie and Grace spread music, heart and hope

    What happens when you have a positive learning environment, encouraging parents and a talent for music? You get the efforts of Allie and Grace, two friends who chose to busk with their flutes for two days – and ended up raising $250 to support refugees and people seeking asylum. ‘They knew about your work from