ASRC Winter Benefit Bash



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CELEBRATE THE DEPTHS OF WINTER WITH A ROCK N ROLL BENEFIT EXTRAVAGANZA!! Some of the biggest rock stars in melbourne are taking the stage mid-winter to raise money for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre #KeepThemSafe campaign. The acts of the night will be: +++ Rocket Science +++ +++ RVG +++ +++ Hi-Tec Emotions +++ +++ Magnets +++ + +++ DJ Richie Twelfiftee +++ +++ Dj Lady Shakes +++ + More to come! The #KeepThemSafe campaign raises much-needed funds for the hundreds of people seeking asylum this winter. The Turnbull government has cruelly given over 1100 asylum seekers until October 1st to complete a complex 60-page refugee application in english only. With limited legal aids and translators to to help assist those in need, the ASRC are taking donations to help raise funds that will: 1. Fund a dedicated Para-legal Coordinator to support a new emergency Sunday legal clinics for people seeking asylum who have less than 14 days to apply, or be at risk of losing their right to work, Medicare and income support. 2. Pay the mandatory $35 fee for all refugee applications for up to 850 people who can’t afford this. 3. Cover the cost of training and supporting over 100 new legal volunteers required to respond to this crisis and assist more people seeking asylum quickly. 4. Pay for onsite interpreters for when we work with survivors of torture, and who need face-to-face interpreters to feel safe in order to disclose their story so we can prepare their application. 5. Pay for translators to translate critical legal documents that are vital to proving people’s refugee claim, and give them the best chance of winning their case. The link to the ASRC campaign is as follows: https://www.asrc.org.au/keepthemsafe/ We will also be taking food and goods donations and will provide a list here soon as to what is most in need, AND we will have stalls and other cool things to donate your money to on the evening (there is rumour of a kissing booth ... XXX) Please give kindly this winter, stay safe and warm and we hope to see you for the PARTY! ♥ Ticket Info TBA

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