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IMPORTANT UPDATE : Our ASRC office is undergoing renovations to better serve our community As we make these improvements, there will be some changes to our services. Learn more about these changes HERE.

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    Stay informed on breaking news, ways you can take action, how to get involved with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and support refugees and people seeking asylum.
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  • Home is Here

    Nearly 10,000 people who came for safety a decade ago are being denied a clear path to the permanence they need to rebuild their lives. After a decade, their home is here.
    Take Action
  • Support Independence

    To stay independent, we don't accept funding from the Federal Government. Instead, we are funded by you.
    Support independence and support the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.
    Donate now
  • Featured Stories

    People seeking asylum want to work, study and rebuild their lives in safety, but the government continues to deprive many of them of their human rights.

    This winter your donation can be the hand up young refugees and their families need to rebuild their lives in safety by providing them with healthcare, food, legal aid and other essential services.

    Now you can place your ASRC Catering order directly from our website. It’s as easy as 1–2–3:
    1. Browse our range of mouth-watering canapés, wraps, sweets, mains and more.
    2. Make your selection by clicking ADD TO CART.
    3. Proceed to checkout.
    We’ll take care of the rest to ensure the food at your next gathering is memorable for all the right reasons.

    The Albanese Labor Government is rushing through knee-jerk legislation that criminalises refugees. If this bill gets through the Senate and becomes law, it could lead to refugees being banned entry to Australia or forced to return to countries where they face persecution or even death.

    Please urgently email your Senators, and let them know that you don’t support the entry ban and deportation bill.

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      • 15 MAY 24
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      Billions in surplus yet breadcrumbs for compassion in Federal Budget

      Billions in surplus yet breadcrumbs for compassion in Federal Budget

      MEDIA RELEASE: Despite some positives, what was announced in Canberra last night blatantly fails to address the unprecedented demand charities such as ASRC are seeing from people seeking asylum for emergency food support, crisis housing and urgent medical care. Labor’s budget for “every Australian” doesn’t deliver for people seeking asylum Labor has continued the Morrison Government’s legacy

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      • 14 MAY 24
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      Small changes but legacy of neglect and inequality continues

      Small changes but legacy of neglect and inequality continues

      MEDIA RELEASE: Labor has once again abandoned people seeking asylum in the Federal Budget, continuing the legacy of neglect and inequality that has forced thousands into poverty and destitution. The 2024-2025 Budget maintains the exclusion of thousands of people seeking asylum from work rights and mainstream social support, sending a clear message that an unjust

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      • 13 MAY 24
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      Communities urge Labor to scrap shameful Bill

      Communities urge Labor to scrap shameful Bill

      MEDIA RELEASE: Communities are urging the Albanese Government to listen to the hundreds of submissions against its “shameful and hurried” Entry Ban and Deportation Bill and scrap  it before it proceeds through the Senate this week and puts lives, families and communities at risk of unnecessary harm. The Bill, which will be tabled in the

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      • 10 MAY 24
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      ASF17 High Court ruling | ASRC Statement

      ASF17 High Court ruling | ASRC Statement

      Today’s High Court ruling is a devastating outcome for ASF17 and for those who remain locked up and facing indefinite detention. ASF17 has been held in detention for over 10 years. He has been failed by the system, along with thousands of other refugees and people seeking asylum who have been through unjust and unfair

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    Stories

      • 20 MAY 24
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      Discover your impact: something for everyone

      Discover your impact: something for everyone

      The strength and power of the ASRC is found in our people, and volunteers are the lifeblood of our organisation. Without them, the ASRC would cease to exist. National Volunteer Week is Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteering and is held on 20-26 May 2024. This special event provides an opportunity to highlight the important

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      • 16 MAY 24
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      Championing dignity for LGBTQIA+ refugees

      Championing dignity for LGBTQIA+ refugees

      May 17 is IDAHOBIT – the International Day Against LGBTQIA+ Discrimination. The date marks the anniversary of May 17, 1990, when the World Health Organisation removed homosexuality from the Classification of Diseases. Sadly, after more than three decades, LGBTQIA+ communities still face discrimination. LGBTQIA+ refugees and people seeking asylum deserve to live a life free

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      • 08 MAY 24
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      Give Refugees a Hand Up This Winter

      Give Refugees a Hand Up This Winter

      With no foreseeable end to the cost of living crisis and the increased rate of illness and vulnerability during these cold months, the ASRC is deeply concerned about its community this season. As we are all too familiar, families who have already been deeply affected by the challenges of no work rights or income face

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      • 04 APR 24
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      FAQs on deportation and entry ban Bill

      FAQs on deportation and entry ban Bill

      What is the Bill about? On 26 March 2024, the Government introduced a Bill which provides the Minister for Immigration with new powers to force a person to cooperate with being deported from Australia. The Bill also allows the Minister for Immigration to prevent people from certain countries from entering Australia. The Bill has not

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