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    • 04 DEC 19
    ASRC calls on Prime Minister Morrison to take responsibility for people offshore

    ASRC calls on Prime Minister Morrison to take responsibility for people offshore

    Media Release 4 December 2019 ASRC calls on Prime Minister Morrison to take responsibility for people offshore The repeal of the Medevac laws means that doctors are no longer in charge of medical decisions for sick people held in offshore processing. The ASRC expresses serious worry and sadness at this government’s secretive and vindictive repeal

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    • 03 DEC 19
    Failure to resettle remaining 535 offshore detainees to cost Australia $1.2 billion

    Failure to resettle remaining 535 offshore detainees to cost Australia $1.2 billion

    MEDIA RELEASE TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2019 Failure to resettle remaining 535 offshore detainees to cost Australia $1.2 billion             New figures have revealed that the Australian Government’s failure to finalise resettlement for 535 offshore detainees currently in PNG and Nauru  could cost taxpayers $1.2 billion over the next 3 years. The independent

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    • 25 NOV 19
    The ASRC is in Parliament appealing to Senator Lambie to Save Medevac

    The ASRC is in Parliament appealing to Senator Lambie to Save Medevac

    25 November 2019  The ASRC is in Parliament appealing to Senator Lambie to Save Medevac The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) has sent a delegation to Parliament, including CEO Kon Karapanagiotidis to appeal to Senators, especially Senator Lambie to vote against Minister Dutton’s full Migration Amendment (Repairing Medical Transfers) Bill 2019.  The ASRC has witnessed

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    • 02 OCT 19
    ASRC delivers report into employment pathways for people seeking asylum

    ASRC delivers report into employment pathways for people seeking asylum

    Last month, the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre’s (ASRC) Employment Program launched their research report, titled: ‘Towards an optimal employment strategy for people seeking asylum in Victoria’. The report is a timely piece of research that outlines the current state of play and forward-looking recommendations for policy and service delivery in this area. The report represents

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    • 12 SEP 19
    Extension of deadline to 4 October to express interest in US resettlement program

    Extension of deadline to 4 October to express interest in US resettlement program

    Alert: Extension of deadline to 4 October to express interest in US resettlement for those granted refugee status in PNG or Nauru If you have been found to be a refugee in Nauru or Papua New Guinea, including if you are currently in Australia, the attached information applies to you and you should read it

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    • 26 AUG 19
    The ASRC and NJP give evidence to Senate hearing on Medevac repeal

    The ASRC and NJP give evidence to Senate hearing on Medevac repeal

    Today the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and National Justice Project are giving evidence to the Senate hearing on the Migration Amendment (Repairing Medical Transfers) Bill 2019. The ASRC played a leading role in the passing of the Medevac law and is deeply concerned that repealing the legislation will lead to further harm, possible deaths and

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