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    • 06 DEC 18
    The ASRC backs the Bill on medical treatment

    The ASRC backs the Bill on medical treatment

    The ASRC along with 400 organisations, 6000 doctors, ten of thousands of people in Australia and a majority of our political leaders want to solve the medical crisis on Manus and Nauru today. Today, the Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2018 is our one chance to take the politics out of access to

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    • 03 DEC 18
    The ASRC supports Victorian Mayoral Task-force to restore SRSS

    The ASRC supports Victorian Mayoral Task-force to restore SRSS

    Today the Mayors of 22 local councils representing almost 3 million Victorians signed a joint statement against the Federal Government’s changes to Status Resolution Support Services for people seeking asylum. The statement was part of the Back Your Neighbour Campaign launch by Victorian local councils working together to petition the Federal Government to restore SRSS

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    • 29 NOV 18
    Cross Party MPs back bill that follows doctors’ orders for urgent medical treatment

    Cross Party MPs back bill that follows doctors’ orders for urgent medical treatment

    The Kids Off Nauru campaign coalition welcomes the Urgent Medical Treatment Bill being introduced into Parliament by Independent MP for Wentworth Dr Kerryn Phelps. Dr Phelps announced in a press conference today that the bill will be introduced into the Lower House next week. The Bill is backed by a ‘coalition of conscience’ made up

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    • 19 NOV 18
    Five more children evacuated off Nauru, seventeen remain

    Five more children evacuated off Nauru, seventeen remain

    Five more children have been flown off Nauru over the weekend, as part of two families. Seventeen children now remain offshore. Jana Favero, Director of Campaigns and Advocacy at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre said today that slowly but surely, the children were being evacuated from Nauru. “It’s time to end this national disgrace of

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    • 15 NOV 18

    There are now twenty two children remaining on Nauru

    The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre confirms that as of today there are now twenty two children remaining on Nauru. Jana Favero, Director of Campaigns and Advocacy at the ASRC said while the reduction in numbers was a relief, there should be no children detained on Nauru because it is not safe there for their mental

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    • 01 NOV 18

    UPDATE: Sick children in need of urgent medical care remain on Nauru

    Despite headlines this morning saying the Australian Government is considering transferring refugee children from Nauru by the end of the year, caseworkers have released details showing sick children in need of urgent medical care remain untreated on Nauru. Caseworkers from the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) detention advocacy team stated this morning that 5 of

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