“I never stayed at home, and came here, staying whole day at home doing nothing, and then I was missing so much of my country. So much of the people out there, so much of my work, that liveliness.”
#RefugeeVoices

Read about Ajak Kwai's women's refugee network that helps newly-arrived refugees rebuild their lives in Australia and make new connections in the community.
I never stayed at home and came here staying whole day at

Music helped me connect: Helping refugee women build bridges

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Claire Deak
#RefugeeVoices #Manus
RefugeeVoices Manus
Neville Smith
Veronica Agass
Mercy Shawa
Didi Abena
Helen Bell
Bernadette Joseph
How gorgeous is this (shared by her mum). Blazey is 6 and a half & she just did a jumble sale fundraiser for the #Asylum Seeker Resource Centre ❤ Let's give her a Big Like!
How gorgeous is this shared by her mum Blazey is 6 and
Jackie Mott
Jesse Vincent
Julia Dallaston
"I am embarrassed when I'm forced to introduce myself as 'a Somali refugee living in Kenya'. I am no longer in Somalia and yet I am not a Kenyan citizen; so where do I belong? Am I going to be a refugee for ever? I feel I am lost in between. But I believe in who I am."
#RefugeeVoices
I am embarrassed when Im forced to introduce myself as a Somali

A refugee's story

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Aron Roach
Raymond Dick
Daniel Gardiner
#AustralianValues
AustralianValues
Marion Anne Stokes
George Plumb
Cory Boardman
"If we return to the narrative that Australians are “underdogs-who-overcome”, we can see that normality is what’s celebrated in this country: mateship, shared challenges and humanity."

Part of getting on the #RightTrack is leading our conversations with values, not facts or hypotheticals. What are the values that drive you to stand with people seeking asylum?
If we return to the narrative that Australians are underdogswhoovercome we can

Boundless plains to share - why we need a new narrative on refugees - Right Now

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Veronica Agass
Athanasia Price
Karl Wotherspoon
Ahmer is a participant in the Wise Foundation’s Wise Barista Program, which provides training and short term employment for people seeking asylum.

“When I first came to Australia I can’t speak English and I am worried about being thought of as ‘illegal’,” he said.

“But we can communicate with people much better now and I can see Australia is so multicultural as well.”

[ Asrc.org.au Link ]
Ahmer is a participant in the Wise Foundations Wise Barista Program which

A cultural journey through coffee - Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

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Malcolm Eaton
Carole Barden
“'Let me know what you think,' Fadi says with pride, as he serves the baklava to eager customers. 'I actually didn’t know how to make this before I came to Switzerland,' he confesses. 'I looked it up on YouTube!'"
#RefugeeVoices
Let me know what you think Fadi says with pride as he

Geneva diners discover new flavours and cultures at pop-up restaurant

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Lana Abdulla
‪This man is a hero.‬

‪"Behrouz Boochani is messaging me on WhatsApp from Australia's offshore detention facility in Manus Island, Papua New Guinea (PNG), where he has been since 2013 after fleeing his home country of Iran." #RefugeeVoices‬
This man is a hero Behrouz Boochani is messaging me on WhatsApp

The asylum detainee who shot a film in secret - BBC News

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Reza Movaffaghi
Sally Brown
Pip Kovacs
‪Imran didn't speak a word of English when sent to #Manus 4 years ago. He's now written this.‬

#RefugeeVoices
Imran didnt speak a word of English when sent to Manus 4

'I have never experienced safety since I was born': Life in the Manus 'death centre'

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Maureen Shackleton Adams
Shelley De
Margit Wright
Terry Morich
Fayza Katz
Samantha Pereira
#WelcomeRefugees
WelcomeRefugees
Niall Connolly
Bernadette Jameson
Joyce Tozer
‪We're in the Guardian newspaper today calling for end to ‘dangerous failure’ of offshore detention after Senate Committee report finds government responsible for the centres on #Manus and #Nauru. ‬
#BringThemHere
Were in the Guardian newspaper today calling for end to dangerous failure

Human rights groups demand closure of Manus and Nauru after scathing Senate report

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Carolyn Menadue
Ian Maclaren
Janet Preston
The Island: This powerful piece of documentary film making gives powerful insights into the impact of our government's detention system, on everyone involved in it.
The Island This powerful piece of documentary film making gives powerful insights

Crossing boundaries: crabs, asylum seekers and therapy on Christmas Island – video

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Margery Cass
RH Grant
Nola Bartak
#Manus
Manus
Paul Fail
Alan Howe
Shirley Rowe Moriarty
After an incredible 10 years at the ASRC our Director of Humanitarian Services, Patrick Lawrence is moving on.

Patrick was the pioneer of our current Foodbank, the founder of our Food Justice Truck and a leader filled with compassion, integrity and kindness.

We will miss him! Join us in saying thank you with a Big Like!
After an incredible 10 years at the ASRC our Director of Humanitarian
Michelle Susan Roach
Bridget Anna
Joan Beckwith
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - OUR PRESS RELEASE ON NEW REPORT BY AUSTRALIAN SENATE ON #MANUS & #NAURU

21 April 2017

A new report by the Australian Senate details yet again the scale of degrading and abusive treatment of people in Australia’s offshore detention and strengthening calls to close the camps and bring people to safety in our community.

Today, the Legal and Constitutional Affairs...
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Paul Burke
Val Byford
Jeff Wilson
Getting on the #RightTrack means we use the influence we have in our communities to stand with people seeking asylum.

Gotta love Ai Weiwei!
Olga Megele
Stuart Cardwell
Julia Dallaston