Asylum Seeker Resource Centre blog

    • 06 JUL 17
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    ASRC Telethon on World Refugee Day

    Following the success of last year’s ASRC Telethon, a target of $300,000 was boldly set for the 2017 Telethon on World Refugee Day, 20 June 2017. With a stack of celebrities, sport stars, musicians, lawyers, poets, and cartoonists working the phones, our ASRC team was quietly confident that the centre would smash the target. There
    • 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