Asylum Seeker Resource Centre blog

    • 30 AUG 17
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    Freedom, fairness and safety

    The Australian community prioritises freedom, fairness and safety over political games. We know the power in sharing a vision for alternatives to the current treatment of people seeking asylum and refugees, one that uphold decency and respect for people seeking asylum. That is why it is vital for each of us to lead the conversation

    • 29 AUG 17
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    Refugees in Australia need your help to #LetThemStay

    Emergency Appeal to #LetThemStay   In past 72 hours, 65 refugees in Australia have been told by our government that they will lose all income support immediately and forced out of their accommodation within three weeks. This is wrong! We must raise our voice to #LetThemStay.     Yesterday, Peter Dutton began issuing a new
    • 15 AUG 17
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    Dreaming in the kitchen

    Anyone who has seen a reality television cooking program will be familiar with the concept of the ‘food dream’. The food dream is the encapsulation of a contestant’s ambition and becomes an official part of his or her story or ‘journey’. But for two amateur cooks working at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre’s social enterprise,

    • 27 JUL 17
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    The ‘Before’ and ‘After’ of a New Life

    The ‘Before’ and ‘After’ of a New Life

    For Eugene*, who arrived in Australia from East Africa in late 2015, settling into Australian life occurred in two distinct phases. The first six months were disorienting, challenging and exhausting. The turning point came in July 2016 when he began work with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre’s social enterprise, ASRC Cleaning. The enterprise provides domestic