The Queensland Multicultural Policy ‘Our story, our future’ makes a firm commitment that no matter how people came here or where they came from, the Queensland Government will support all of the people of Queensland to participate and feel like they belong.

The Asylum Seeker and Refugee Assistance (ASRA) program has been established to support the needs of people seeking asylum and vulnerable refugees on temporary visas in Queensland.

Program details

The ASRA program provides funding for Communify Queensland and its service partners to deliver financial and material aid, case management and coordination support to vulnerable people in defined target client groups, including people seeking asylum and people with a temporary protection visa residing in Queensland.

The Queensland Government has committed total funding of $3.988 million (excluding GST) for the ASRA program over three years from 2018–19 to 2020–21.

The ASRA program seeks to:

Funded organisation

Communify Queensland receives funding from the Asylum Seeker and Refugee Assistance program and works in collaboration with a range of like-minded agencies and organisations including Australian Red Cross, Refugee and Immigration Legal Service, Queensland Program of Assistance to Survivors of Torture and Trauma, Multicultural Australia, Mercy Community/ Romero Centre and World Wellness Group.

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