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SRSS cuts leaving people homeless

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 23rd April 2019 -  A major asylum seeker support payment has been cut by 60 per cent over the past two years, putting thousands of people at risk of poverty, poor health and homelessness, a new report warns.

#GivingTuesday Yet to Fully Reach Australian Shores

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 27th November 2018 -  Giving Tuesday has turned into one of the largest global giving days of the year, but Australian charities say they aren’t seeing the benefits just yet.   The day of giving launched

‘Potatoes For Dutton’ Campaign Aims to Raise $5,000 for Refugees

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 24th August 2018 -  A group encouraging Australians to buy a potato to send to Liberal MP Peter Dutton’s office says they will soon “wrap up the campaign”, while aiming to raise $5,000 for refugees on Nauru.

Alarm as Government Begins Cuts to Asylum Seeker Support Services

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 27th June 2018 -  Refugee organisations are urging the prime minister to put an immediate end to what they are calling a “cruel, inhuman and illogical policy”, as the government begins rolling out

Social Sector Called On to Reframe Itself as a “Civil Rights Movement”

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 25th October 2017 -  The founder and CEO of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC), Kon Karapanagiotidis, says the social sector is being “forced into competition”, and needs to reframe itself as a

Asylum Seeker Funding Appeal Reaches Target in Record Time

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 1st March 2017 -  The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) has raised $400,000 in just five days of a 14-day fundraising campaign to pay human rights lawyers to provide legal support for more than 1,000…

Podcast: How to Social Enterprise – Skills

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 7th February 2017 -  Find out what it takes to set up and run a social enterprise in the second episode of our three-part podcast series. In the first episode of How to Social Enterprise, Motivations, we

NFPs Protest Lifetime Ban on Refugee Visas

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 15th November 2016 -  The Uniting Church in Australia has described as “immoral” the proposed legislation for a lifetime ban on visas for refugees who have arrived by boat since 2013. UnitingJustice Australia

Bittersweet Birthday Celebration for Asylum Seeker NFP

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 9th June 2016 -  Australia’s largest asylum seeker advocacy, aid and health organisation is calling for an end to the “toxic bipartisan leadership” which has made the average Australian

Board Backs Asylum Seeker Centre CEO

Lina Caneva, Friday, 11th March 2016 -  The board of Australia’s largest asylum seeker Not for Profit is standing by its CEO and founder Kon Karapanagiotidis after media reports of mismanagement and bullying. The self-funded

Nauru ‘Not Safe’ – Senate

Xavier Smerdon, Wednesday, 2nd September 2015 -  Asylum seeker advocates have called for the Nauru detention centre to be shut down after a Senate inquiry found that it was not safe and that women and children had been subjected to…

Social Enterprise Leaders Crowned

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 4th June 2015 -  Winners of the 2015 Australian Social Enterprise Awards have been announced in Melbourne. At an awards ceremony held at PwC, NSW’s Salvos Legal was announced as the Australian…
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