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    • 23 AUG 17

    No penalty rate cuts for ASRC social enterprise workers

    The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre will not pass on cuts in the penalty rate to casual workers employed in catering and cleaning social enterprises, ensuring these workers are not worse off when rostered on weekend or evening shifts. About 20 catering staff and about 15 cleaning staff, many of whom are people seeking asylum who rely on

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    • 23 AUG 17

    Tamie Fraser to continue legacy of late husband and former Prime Minister, Malcolm Fraser

    The ASRC is thrilled to announce that Tamie Fraser, widow of former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, stands beside us as a Patron. Mr Fraser, who served as the 22nd Prime Minister of Australia between 1975 and 1983, was himself an active ASRC patron until his death in March 2015 (and he is still honoured as

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    • 08 AUG 17

    Another death on Manus – Government must immediately evacuate people to safety

      Another man held by the Australian Government on Manus Island has been found dead. It is reported that the refugee’s body was found in dense jungle on the island. He was one of over 900 men who came to Australia seeking safety but have been held on Manus for four years. Daniel Webb, Director

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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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