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Left destitute at the hands of Dutton

5 Sep, 2017

Left destitute at the hands of Dutton

Sydney Criminal Lawyers speak out on Dutton’s cruel actions

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ASC condemns the position taken by the Australian Government

28 Aug, 2017

ASC condemns the position taken by the Australian Government

Read the Asylum Seekers Centre initial statement in response to the latest Australian Government action.

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Constance on the Edge Screening – Tuesday 22 August

31 Jul, 2017

Constance on the Edge Screening – Tuesday 22 August

CBD viewing, register for a ticket now!

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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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