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Response to Minister Dutton – ASC Media Release

22 May, 2017

Response to Minister Dutton – ASC Media Release

Read the Asylum Seekers Centre response to Peter Dutton’s latest comments on people seeking asylum.

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Refugee Week 2017 – 18th to 24th June

10 May, 2017

Refugee Week 2017 – 18th to 24th June

The Asylum Seekers Centre and the City of Sydney invite you to join us for a special celebration of Refugee Week 2017

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Under the Same Sky – Book Event

1 May, 2017

Under the Same Sky tells the incredible story of Milad Jafari & Mojgan Shamsalipoor two Iranian refugees who separately made their way to Australia by boat, where they met in Brisbane, fell in love and eventually married and made plans for their life here. Their dreams were shattered when Mojgan was sent back to detention and shuttled between Brisbane and Darwin. Her refugee status was denied and she and her brother Hossein were told they had to return to Iran, which meant prison, torture or death.   For two years the Brisbane community and Mojgan’s former school teachers fought for her release. A campaign to Free Mojgan gained country-wide support and in September 2016, Mojgan was released. But since then her visa status has come up for review twice and each time she was only granted 3 month temporary bridging visas. There is no certainty for her, and no guarantee that she will be allowed to stay. Milad & Mojgan are now both in their early twenties and based in Brisbane. The recent changes to Mojgan’s visa mean that she will be able to remain in Australia until June, after which her visa will again be up for...

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Government applauded for education support for people seeking asylum

24 Nov, 2016

Joint Press Release 24 November 2016 – We are delighted with the NSW Government’s decision to waive education fees for people seeking asylum …

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Government House Reception

9 Nov, 2016

Government House Reception

In recognition of the Centre’s many supporters of people seeking asylum

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ASC IT presents at ACCAN conference

20 Sep, 2016

2016 ACCAN National Conference – ACCANect: Equipping Consumers to Stay Connected. University of Technology, Sydney 14-15 September 2016 Last week our System Administrator, Patrick Lesslie, presented at the 2016 ACCAN National Conference, which brought together community groups, small business owners, consumers, industry and government leaders to share ideas on what consumers need to get and stay connected to communications services. As Australia’s peak communications consumer organisation, The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) represents individuals, small businesses and not for-profit groups as consumers of communications products and services. In a five-minute TED Talk style presentation our System Administrator gave a snapshot of ASC communication services and initiatives that keep families and individuals seeking asylum in NSW connected. To find out more, and to donate your spare phones and laptops see our page on the Asylum Seekers Centre laptop donation program. We also work with companies to refurbish and distribute ex-corporate laptops, so if you know of a company that would be interested, please let them know about...

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