Asylum Seeker Resource Centre blog

    • 16 APR 20
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    The healthcare workers who treat those forgotten by Medicare

    The healthcare workers who treat those forgotten by Medicare

    “Thank you for not forgetting us” said Sanjeep*, as Elen, an ASRC Health nurse, handed him a waiver to cover the costs of his blood pressure medication. “I think he said that because he, like many of the people we are working with, are feeling forgotten by being excluded from the COVID-19 safety nets” said

    • 03 APR 20
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    Gavesh just lost his job but he cannot get Centrelink

    Gavesh just lost his job but he cannot get Centrelink

    Gavesh just lost his job but he cannot get Centrelink.  “I can’t sleep at night because I don’t know how we are going to survive. I was working for Didi (ride share service), but no one is going anywhere so I can’t earn money doing that now.” Gavesh* broke down in streams of tears after

    • 27 MAR 20
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    We are still open and this is why

    We are still open and this is why

    With a 20 day old baby clutched in his arms, Adesh*, waits calmly while his wife Thili fills a trolley with food, vegetables, nappies and the last pack of baby wipes in the ASRC Foodbank. “Because we have no income, this is the only way we can get food and vegetables,” says Adesh. “Here is

    • 10 MAR 20
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    Veronica’s Story | Feast for Freedom 2020

    Veronica’s Story | Feast for Freedom 2020

    “My food represents where I come from. It represents my culture. Papua New Guinean food is fresh, it’s organic. It comes straight from the market or garden and into the pot. We are a very communal family, that’s how we lived back in Papua New Guinea. My children are my joy and food is a