Asylum Seeker Resource Centre blog

    • 25 NOV 20
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    Australia’s immigration detention shame

    Australia’s immigration detention shame

    Australia’s immigration detention shame For more than a decade our Government has chosen to deny refugees a life of dignity and safety, by keeping people locked up indefinitely in immigration detention. Locking people up for years on end in harmful onshore detention and offshore processing facilities, with no plan for their release and resettlement is

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    • 31 OCT 20
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    “Don’t lower your dreams to the expectations of others” – Ben’s story

    “Don’t lower your dreams to the expectations of others” – Ben’s story

    “Don’t lower your dreams to the expectations of others” – Ben’s story “My father has a saying” explains Ben Mousavi, “he says: if in the way of reaching your goal, your eye stops you, take it out.” Like his father, Ben is the type of person who relishes a challenge. Which may explain how he

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    • 01 OCT 20
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    My experience could be yours

    My experience could be yours

    My experience could be yours “My experience could be yours, this might happen to anyone. Anyone may find themselves in the same situation.” say’s Hira*, who arrived in Dandenong a few months ago in search of safety (pictured above with her teenage daughter, Ela*).  Like many recently arrived people seeking asylum, Hira speaks very little

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    • 22 SEP 20
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    Is friendship the greatest challenge facing some refugees?

    Is friendship the greatest challenge facing some refugees?

    Is friendship the greatest challenge facing some refugees? When Abdul and his wife Lubna first arrived in Australia seeking safety, the pair settled in Dandenong in Melbourne’s South-East, home to Victoria’s largest refugee community. But soon after moving into their new neighbourhood, Lubna became seriously ill and was in desperate need of medical care. Without

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