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    • 18 SEP 17

    Mark Seymour throws his support behind #LetThemStay

    Aussie music icon Mark Seymour of Hunters and Collectors has thrown his support behind the #LetThemStay movement. Last year, a national movement know as Let Them Stay secured a high court injunction to allow people brought to Australia from Nauru and Manus Island detention camps for urgent medical treatment, to stay. Peter Dutton has begun

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    • 18 SEP 17

    Supporting Rohingya Activists

      Habiburahman is the founder and spokesperson for The Australian Burmese Rohingya Organisation. More than 500 Rohingya people live in Melbourne and around 3000 in Australia. Since 2013, ABRO has been representing Rohingya-Australians and people seeking asylum and raising awareness about the atrocities being committed in Burma. ABRO has lobbied local MPs, demonstrated outside the

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    • 13 SEP 17

    The ASRC supports marriage equality

    Right now Australians are being asked to participate in a postal survey to determine whether same-sex couples can marry. For some people in the community, this means very little. For others, it is of vital importance. Already we are seeing the potential for harm, distress and division, as the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and

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    • 11 SEP 17

    Victorian State Government to support people seeking asylum

    The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) warmly welcomes the Victorian State Government’s weekend funding announcement of $600,000 to assist refugees and people seeking asylum. The financial package will assist people in Victoria caught by the Federal Government’s recent cruel decision to remove basic income and housing support to around 400 refugees and people seeking asylum.

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    • 28 AUG 17

    ASRC Board Chair transition

    A message from our CEO, Kon Karapanagiotidis After eight years as a volunteer and then ASRC Board member with six years as its Chair, Matthew Tutty has decided to stand down as ASRC Chair to pursue new opportunities overseas. During his tenure, the organisation has grown four-fold, matured its strategy and sustainability, and expanded into

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    • 24 AUG 17

    ASRC launches #RightTrack campaign in Sydney

    In August this year, the ASRC launched its #Right Track campaign in Sydney as part of a vital national engagement project that aims to change the community conversation around people seeking asylum and champion a fair and more humane approach. A launch event earlier that month signaled the opening of the ASRC’s first NSW office staffed by a

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