Asylum Seeker Resource Centre blog

    • 21 SEP 18
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    A flood of calls and letters urge political leaders to get #KidsOffNauru

    A flood of calls and letters urge political leaders to get #KidsOffNauru

    Melbourne volunteers mobilise hundreds in Moonee Ponds to pick up their phone and call on local Member, Bill Shorten, to evacuate kids off Nauru, writes #RightTrack Volunteer Bec Richards. Earlier this month, our team of seventeen #RightTrack volunteers hit the streets in Moonee Ponds in support of the refugee sector’s #KidsOffNauru campaign. Over two hours,

    • 14 SEP 18
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    Young people take the lead

    Young people take the lead

    With new skills and training from ASRC’s Youth Action Project, 20 young people are taking their vision back to the community and setting up groups they’re passionate about across Melbourne. Sitting alongside the trivia nights and book clubs, we’re going to see more and more community groups popping up around Melbourne in support of fair

    • 02 AUG 18
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    The Dandenong app connecting community

    The Dandenong app connecting community

    A couple of years ago Andrea Kenny turned up at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) at Dandenong wanting to help out. She would have been happy to make the coffee she jokes now, but instead she found herself volunteer project managing the set-up of a mobile app designed to provide a centralised list of

    • 31 JUL 18
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    Help create 500 essentials food packs

    Help create 500 essentials food packs

    Every week the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) Foodbank provides over 700 vulnerable people with basic groceries and necessities. In early August, this number is expected to surge, and the Foodbank needs your help to create 500 Essentials Packs to ensure the most vulnerable in our community don’t go without. The Essentials Packs will be