Asylum Seeker Resource Centre blog

    • 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,

    • 15 MAY 17
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    A broken system

    There are currently two people on Nauru, Khan and Nawaf, who require urgent medical treatment. This treatment is not available or appropriate on Nauru and Khan and Nawaf are in urgent need to be transferred out of Nauru to access the medical treatment and specialist services that they need. A Senior IHMS Medical Officer on

    • 10 MAY 17
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    The human cost of ‘Fast Track’

    Everyone deserves to feel safe. But the Australian Government’s ‘Fast Track’ policy introduced in December 2015 drastically changes the refugee determination process. This includes re-introducing temporary protection visas, removing a fair review process and very short time frames for lodging applications. The government also cut 85% of funding for legal services to assist people with their application

    • 21 APR 17
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    A cultural journey through coffee

    A cultural journey through coffee

    Ahmer* is used to coffee laced with condensed milk. He worked for seven years making coffee that way. Ahmer is a Burmese Muslim. After he was persecuted in his homeland, he fled for Malaysia. The cloying brew was popular in his new home. But, after again being persecuted because of his ethnicity, he fled to