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    • 08 JUL 19
    Building Resilience through Trauma Informed Practice

    Building Resilience through Trauma Informed Practice

    On the back of last year’s announcement that funding for the Asylum Seeker Vocational Education Training (ASVET) program has been continued until 2021, the program hosted the successful ‘Building Resilience Through Trauma Informed Practice’ workshop at RMIT University Melbourne in May 2019. The ASVET program helps people seeking asylum on Bridging Visa Class E, Temporary

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    • 12 JUN 19
    Stand with us at the ASRC Telethon on World Refugee Day (June 20)

    Stand with us at the ASRC Telethon on World Refugee Day (June 20)

    Stand in solidarity with Refugees and the ASRC for a more welcoming and just Australia by making a donation to the ASRC Telethon on World Refugee Day, Thursday 20 June. Your donation funds live-saving support and empowerment programs that help refugees in our community to thrive and re-write their futures. The ASRC is calling on

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    • 04 JUN 19
    Celebrating 18 years of impact

    Celebrating 18 years of impact

    A school project, a few students, and a small gifted space in Footscray. This is the origin story of the largest independent human rights organisation providing vital services to people seeking asylum in Australia. In the 18 years that the ASRC’s doors have been open we’ve helped build a coalition of compassion across Australia. While

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    • 23 MAY 19
    Medical crisis on Manus and Nauru escalates: Morrison Government must act to avoid further tragedy

    Medical crisis on Manus and Nauru escalates: Morrison Government must act to avoid further tragedy

    After six years of offshore detention there is an unprecedented medical crisis on Manus and Nauru. Men and women, who have been detained by the Australian Government, are experiencing a wide range of serious health conditions ranging from people who are acutely suicidal, to people with serious heart conditions that cannot be treated on the

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    • 20 MAY 19
    Kon Karapanagiotidis’ Election Response

    Kon Karapanagiotidis’ Election Response

    Dear supporters, Our doors have just opened for the first time since a Morrison Government was elected. I’m hurting just like I imagine you all are right now and I have shed more tears than I could have thought possible over this last weekend. But I feel most devastated for people seeking asylum, who were

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    • 23 APR 19
    Cutting the safety net: New ASRC report on crisis of hunger and homelessness

    Cutting the safety net: New ASRC report on crisis of hunger and homelessness

    A new report: Cutting the Safety Net by The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) exposes a crisis of hunger, deteriorating health and homelessness as families are cut off Status Resolution Support Services (SRSS). The Federal Government cut its budget for SRSS by 60% in two years, from $139.8 million to $56.2 million. More than 1200

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