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    • 24 JUL 17

    UNHCR calls for immediate end to offshore processing

    Last November UNHCR exceptionally agreed to help with the relocation of refugees to the United States following a bilateral agreement between Australia and the US. They agreed to do so on the clear understanding that vulnerable refugees with close family ties in Australia would ultimately be allowed to settle there. UNHCR has recently been informed

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    • 05 JUL 17

    Missy Higgins announced as new ASRC Ambassador

    Raising her voice to support the rights of people seeking asylum in Australia. The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) today announced the appointment of award winning singer-songwriter Missy Higgins as their newest Ambassador. Over the years Missy has been a dedicated supporter of the ASRC taking part in telethons, appeals and donating the net profitsRead more →
    • 24 MAY 17

    Policy change for people in the ‘Fast Track’ refugee process

    Who is this information for? 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 should now

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    • 22 MAY 17

    1562 people at risk of becoming homeless by Christmas due to unfair ‘Fast Track’ policy

    Barkhado is one of 1562 people at risk of becoming homeless, hungry and in need of mental health services by Christmas. Since arriving in Australia from Yemen in 2013, Barkhado and her daughters have had to wait an agonising three and a half years to apply for visa protection. Despite the incomprehensible trauma Barkhado was

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    • 21 MAY 17

    New deadline risks people being deported to danger

    Today the Turnbull government has again changed the rules for people seeking asylum, forcing thousands of people to lodge their applications by 1 October 2017. This arbitrary deadline is the latest in a set of measures designed to coerce people into lodging their applications without legal assistance. The irony is that while people are being

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    • 11 APR 17
    Deakin University research findings lead to changes in Foodbank model

    Deakin University research findings lead to changes in Foodbank model

    The ASRC’s founding program, Foodbank has evolved from a few boxes of food to now an over one million dollar operation, 85% of which is sourced from generous food sponsors and individual food donors which now feeds around 650 people seeking asylum each week. Most of the people who access Foodbank have no source of

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