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    • 08 MAR 17
    La Trobe University partnership to fund six full scholarships for people seeking asylum

    La Trobe University partnership to fund six full scholarships for people seeking asylum

    As of this year, La Trobe University, in partnership with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre will offer two full scholarships to support people seeking asylum access higher education every year for the next three years.   For six lucky people, they will overcome the barrier of extravagant international student fees so they can pursue their

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    • 08 MAR 17
    Our green mission

    Our green mission

    The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre is becoming a green machine, with environmental projects reducing our impact on the planet and saving tens of thousands of dollars. The ASRC Green Team, which was founded in 2014, has driven the changes, which include the installation of energy-efficient lighting, recycling improvements, and a push to install a solar

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    • 27 FEB 17

    Government targets people seeking asylum with threatening legal letters

    The Turnbull Government is heightening fear and confusion among people seeking asylum living in our community, sending out hundreds of letters threatening to cancel bridging visas, deny the right to lodge asylum claims, and cut people off critical support payments. The letters, sent by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection in recent weeks, warn

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    • 12 JAN 17

    The business of caring: ASRC social enterprises thrive in 2016

    Social enterprises founded by the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre achieved astonishing success in 2016, with the three businesses earning a staggering 62 per cent more income than the previous year. The ASRC Catering, ASRC Cleaning, and Food Justice Truck social enterprises continue to go from strength to strength, and are a key factor behind the

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    • 15 DEC 16

    Important information for people being processed under the Fast Track system

    This information is for people seeking asylum who are being processed under the Fast Track system – this means people who arrived by boat in between 13 August 2012 and 31 December 2013, who have never been taken to Manus Island or Nauru. All people in this group have now been sent a letter inviting

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