A joint report has just been released, increasing pressure on both Ferrovial and the Australian government to find an immediate alternative for asylum seekers that are being held in defiance of international law on Manus Island and Nauru #closethecamps ... See MoreSee Less
1 hour ago ·
Last month our Centre's Food Bank provided essential food and toiletry support to 1,200 people. We have never seen so much need. Our food supplies are running low. You can help by organising a food drive at your school, community group or amongst your friends.
Mohamad’s Story: “I needed food for my wife and young daughter, but without a job, I had no money. I visit the Asylum Seekers Centre to get milk for my daughter, rice, dahl, cooking oil, fruit and vegetables. This will help until I find a job.” This story is true. Our client’s name has been changed to protect his privacy. ... See MoreSee Less
8 hours ago ·
A Sudanese asylum seeker has been forcibly removed from Melbourne immigration detention after a stand-off between protesters and police early this morning. The man had been formerly detained on Manus Island but was brought to Australia for medical treatment.
Daniel Webb from the Human Rights Law Centre said: “Right now, there will be families around Australia, in our communities, terrified that they will be next.” ... See MoreSee Less
20 hours ago ·
The Asylum Seekers Centre is very pleased to announce that Mary Reemst has joined the Board. Mary is Managing Director and CEO of Macquarie Bank Limited. She joined Macquarie in August 1999. Prior to joining Macquarie, Mary held a range of senior roles with Bankers Trust Australia. Mary is a director of the Australian Bankers Association, the Australian Financial Markets Association and the Financial Markets Foundation for Children and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.