Welcome to the Asylum Circle website
Asylum Circle is a collaborative project in Queensland that contributes to the support of people seeking asylum.
How Can I Help?
Who we are
Asylum Circle enhances pathways for ongoing coordinated support for people seeking asylum. We facilitate projects and assists with funding with the aim of improving services for asylum seekers.
Working for change
Our intention is that the resources and expertise of NGOs, church groups, mosques, community volunteers and businesses are utilised more efficiently through a collaborative effort.
How We Help
Asylum Circle is focused on projects that enable better service delivery and will assist with referrals to other organisations for community advocacy and education.
Asylum Circle has a project office with a project co-ordinatorand a case manager between Romero Centre and Asylum Circle. This position is funded for 12 months by CRAQ.
Immigration legal support is the difference between staying and going.
In Queensland there are over 2,000 people seeking asylum living in our communities on bridging visas.
They need to engage in the legal process of applying for a temporary protection visa.
These people are waiting with quiet dignity to have their claims heard. The majority of people are relying on pro bono lawyers and community legal services.
It is a matter of urgency that applications are completed in the given time frame. This is their only opportunity to secure temporary protection.
You can transform the life of another human being by giving them the gift of access to an immigration lawyer.
You may have heard that there are changes to the program that provides support to people seeking asylum, the Status Resolution Support Services (SRSS) program.
While we still don’t know a lot about those changes, we have tried to answer some questions you might have.Read More
The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) convened a conference call with the Department of Immigration to clarify questions and concerns in relation to Status Resolution Support Service (SRSS) changes. Here is updated information on those changes and on proposed changes for the future.Read More
Twelve former Australians of the Year have written an open letter pleading with the Prime Minister to allow medical professionals access to asylum seekers inside the recently closed Manus Island detention centre.Read More
The Turnbull government will on Monday effectively throw up to 100 Australia-based asylum seekers onto the street by immediately cutting their income support and giving them three weeks to find a place to live.Read More