Useful resources

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ASRC Innovation Hub, a new way of working with asylum seekers (Right Now, Feb 2015)

Asylum seekers fill jobs Australians refuse to do (SBS news, 28th August 2014)

Broad supports work rights for asylum seekers (ABC, 26th August 2014)

Interview with ASRC Empowerment Pillar Director Gavin Ackerly – The Age

Articles about the new ASRC Employment office in Dandenong:

New workers are blooming – Dandenong ASRC

No bridging visa, no job: Life’s tough for Greater Dandenong asylum seekers and the welfare groups that support them

Asylum seekers making their mark in Dandenong

ASRC Dandenong office refuge for job hunt

Other media articles
A hand up, not a hand out (The Age, 09/02/2013)

Asylum seekers will work in Colac (Colac Herald, 24/09/2012)

Asylum seekers learning the Aussie lingo (Adelaide Now, 18/05/2012)   

Employ asylum seekers (The Great Southern Star, 11/04/2012)

IT job gives refugee a fresh start (The Age, 29/04/2011)

Staff Australia helps asylum seekers find meaningful work in the community


The following resources provide information regarding asylum seekers’ access
to employment and employment services in Australia.

ASRC research – Employment models 2014
(Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, 2014)

ASRC position paper on the right to work for all asylum seekers
(Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, 2013)

Job Services Australia: Refugee community and service provider views
(Refugee Council of Australia, March 2012)

What works – Employment strategies for refugees and humanitarian entrants
(Refugee Council of Australia, 2010)

The Right to Work for All Asylum-Seekers: Why Depriving Asylum-Seekers of Work Rights is Australia’s Loss
(International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations
Volume 7Issue 4)

Reworking the relationship between asylum and employment (Penelope Mathew, Routledge, 2012)

The Pathways to Participation Story, ASRC 2012

The following resources provide information about asylum seekers’ access 

to services in Australia.

ASRC Welfare Paper: Destitute and Uncertain

Community-based asylum seeker entitlements fact sheet (ASRC)

Guide to asylum seekers’ access to health and community services in Victoria
(Victorian Department of Health)

The Impact of Visa Restrictions and Entitlements for Young People who Come to Live in Victoria
(Centre for Multicultural Youth)

Myths, Facts & Solutions (ASRC)