Asylum Seeker Resource Centre blog

    • 10 JAN 18
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    Tasmania hosts Victoria’s All Nations Cricket team for ‘Don’t Give Up Give Back Cup’

    Tasmania hosts Victoria’s All Nations Cricket team for ‘Don’t Give Up Give Back Cup’

    Tasmania’s Intercultural Sports League (ICSL) is hosting the Victorian group, All Nations Cricket (ANC) for a unique tournament – the Don’t Give Up, Give Back Cup – on 8-11 January 2018 in Hobart. The tournament includes people seeking asylum, some of who are still waiting for permanent protection, local Tasmanians, refugees and international students from India,
    • 21 DEC 17
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    Over 16,770 people sign open letter in show of solidarity

    Over 16,770 people sign open letter in show of solidarity

    At a time when the Australian government is receiving international condemnation for their ongoing violation of human rights of people seeking asylum, a beacon of hope and solidarity has emerged from the Australian public as thousands speak out in support of the ASRC’s recent Human Rights Day campaign. While we continue to fiercely advocate and

    • 20 DEC 17
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    No time is wasted time for the Women’s Empowerment Program

    No time is wasted time for the Women’s Empowerment Program

    Speaking of the Women’s Empowerment Program (WEP) at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC), Coordinator Veronica Kurufher says, ‘It’s all about building women’s skills and capacities, and empowering them while they are here seeking asylum so that no time is a wasted time.’ A pioneer member and former volunteer with the program, Veronica herself has

    • 19 DEC 17
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    The Body Shop Australia brings Christmas cheer to people seeking asylum

    The Body Shop Australia brings Christmas cheer to people seeking asylum

    “Lead with love, lead with your values and people will follow.” It was insights such as this that ASRC Founder and CEO, Kon Karapanagiotidis shared with an group of 17 staff from The Body Shop Australia last week in celebration of a partnership with the ASRC that was based on values, and making a difference