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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

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

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…

Changemaker

A Heart for Humanity

Lina Caneva, Monday, 25th May 2015 -  A trailblazing asylum seeker advocate holds the principles of empathy and humanity close to his heart and hopes to encourage others to do the same. Founder and CEO of the Asylum Seeker

Former PM Malcolm Fraser Dies

Xavier Smerdon, Friday, 20th March 2015 -  Former Australian Prime Minister and champion of asylum seeker rights, Malcolm Fraser, died today at the age of 84. Tributes started to flow in for the Liberal Prime Minister who later…

Changemakers – Courtney Green

Staff Reporter, Monday, 18th February 2013 -  Courtney Green is the coordinator of the Community and Social Development (S&CD) program at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC). This week we profile Courtney in Changemakers…

Charities Join Outcry Over Malaysia Swap Deal

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 9th August 2011 -  Not for Profit organisations have joined the public outcry this week against the Government’s decision to send refugees – and in particular unaccompanied minors –…
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