• Building a new hope in Melbourne’s South-East

    Building a new hope in Melbourne’s South-East

    Building a new hope in Melbourne’s South-East The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) began as a response to a growing need in the community. All those years ago when families seeking asylum first started coming to us for help, our community of compassion rallied together to provide people with the things they needed most. And

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  • How seeking asylum impacts on seeking employment

    How seeking asylum impacts on seeking employment

    How seeking asylum impacts on seeking employment Finding a job right now is extremely difficult. But for many people seeking asylum, the extra barriers to finding employment during a pandemic can be almost insurmountable.  And without access to government safety nets, such as JobKeeper and JobSeeker, people seeking asylum are relying on a regular income

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  • We are still here

    We are still here

    Last week an ASRC staff member tested positive for COVID-19 and as a precautionary measure we closed our centre in Footscray until further notice. We’re looking forward to opening again when it’s safe to do so. But despite the centre being physically closed, the ASRC remains open to support people seeking asylum. Thanks to the

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  • They don’t care about our lives

    They don’t care about our lives

    Fear and uncertainty are spreading amongst residents of Australian detention centres and Alternative Places Of Detention (APOD) as a staff member at the overcrowded Mantra detention facility in the Melbourne suburb of Preston has tested positive for coronavirus.  Right now more than 1,400 people are being held in detention centres and APODs around Australia. Detention

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  • The impact of COVID-19 on refugee families and how you can help?

    The impact of COVID-19 on refugee families and how you can help?

    The impact of COVID-19 on refugee families and how you can help? When Ali*, a 34 year old father, lost his work as a taxi driver due to COVID 19, keeping his family from sleeping on the street seemed impossible. Like most people seeking asylum, Ali is ineligible for any form of Government support such

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