Asylum Seeker Resource Centre blog

    • 23 DEC 16
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    A life he was never meant to live

    A life he was never meant to live

    Driving over Punt Road on a Tuesday night, Safir* turns on his device and waits for his first job. This is his third night working as an UberEATS driver.  The pay is good and he can work anytime between 8am and 12am on the days he chooses. The flexible hours mean that Safir can still

    • 21 DEC 16
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    Send an #SOSforYusuf

    The clock is ticking. Yusuf is a refugee man in his 30s in the community on Nauru who appears to have suffered a serious cardiac event more than one month ago. He needs an urgent medical transfer to undergo life-saving treatment that is unavailable on Nauru, but the Australian Government is refusing to act. Medical

    • 16 DEC 16
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    134 women helped this year in Australia’s only specialist clinic tackling gender based persecution

    134 women helped this year in Australia’s only specialist clinic tackling gender based persecution

    It’s been nearly two years since Emily Singh, ASRC Human Rights Lawyer launched Australia’s only Women’s Clinic to assist vulnerable females suffering from gender-based persecution, including political, religious, race and nationality-based claims. Women are an especially vulnerable group within the asylum seeker community as gender based claims aren’t explicitly enshrined in the UN Refugee Convention.