Asylum Seeker Resource Centre blog

    • 11 OCT 17
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    Evolution of the ASRC food security program

    In March 2015 the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) launched the Food Justice Truck with a vision to guarantee access to high quality and affordable food for people seeking asylum in Melbourne. With an effective crowd funding campaign and incredible volunteer support, over the past two and a half years the truck has delivered over

    • 11 OCT 17
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    The mental trauma we’re inflicting on asylum seekers is entirely preventable

    By Dr Samantha Ratnam, manager of Client Services at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. Australia’s war on people seeking asylum isn’t only confined to the camps on Manus and Nauru. For the 24,500 people who came by sea in the years leading up to the ‘Pacific Solution’, the experience of applying for asylum has been

    • 05 OCT 17
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    Free Voices: “We are all people.” 100 artists speak one voice

      Art Exhibitions are usually made up of a number of art pieces from either one or different persons. But the Dockland Library will on Sunday witness a move away from this tradition, as a piece created by 100 artists will be on exhibition launching October 7 at 2pm – Gallery, Level 1, Library at The

    • 04 OCT 17
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    A promise to #KeepThemSafe

    In February this year, the Turnbull government announced that for 24,500 people who came to Australia by sea between August 2012 and December 2013, they must lodge their application for protection within as little as 30 days. This came at a time when the government already cut legal funding by 90%, leaving thousands with the