The ASRC has developed a values-based conversation framework as a powerful tool for personal & persuasive conversations with friends, family and your community. The framework is based on best-practice messaging principles from the Words that Work research, and community organising conversation tools. To learn more about the research and the conversation framework, sign up to a Community Action Workshop.
- Conversation Framework - Steps and Example
- A handy 2 page guide explaining the 4 steps in a values-based conversation, with an example narrative.
- Conversation Framework - Calling your MP/Senator
- An adaptation of the values-based conversation framework for use when calling or meeting with your MP or Senator
- Conversation Guide: using 'home' as a conversation reference for talking about SRSS cuts
- A conversation guide applying the conversation framework to talking about SRSS (income support) cuts and its impact on people seeking asylum, with suggested talking points. Created for a local #RightTrack group holding a market stall to engage their community.
- Active Listening & Handling Objections
- Tips for listening and responding to objections using the popular EXPLORE - EQUALISE - ELEVATE model
The #RightTrack strategy is based on research evidence conducted by the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, as well as national and international experience about effective social movement strategy.
- Words that Work
- Overview of the findings of the ASRC Messaging Research Project in 2015 (2 pages)
- Conversation Project in Higgins
- Report (June 2016): findings of community conversations in the Higgins electorate, on the Government’s refugee determination process.
- A Fair Process
- When any of us deal with the law, we expect to have a fair chance to present our case. When people seek asylum they, like any of us, should have access to a fair and dignified process.
- A Permanent Home with Family
- All of us want the safety and stability of a permanent home where we can care for our families and live peacefully in the community. Once found to be a refugee, people seeking asylum and their families should have access to a safe and stable future.
- Permanent Protection and Family Reunion
- Written by the Freedom Network, a group of people currently seeking asylum who are engaging in self-advocacy. "Asking the Government to restore permanent protection is our number one priority as we believe it is the key to a safe and secure future for our families. We are reaching out to the warmth and kindness of the Australian people to support us in advocating for the change we want to see." -Freedom Network
- Living in Peace in Our Community
- When any of us feel vulnerable or in danger, we like to know we have a safe place to turn to. When people seek asylum they, like all of us, need a sense of belonging and a place to feel safe - a home.
- Detailed Policy Statements
- The ASRC has developed detailed policy statements on Fair Process, Permanent Protection and Family Reunion, Placing people in the Community (not detention) while their claims are assessed, Increasing the Humanitarian Intake and Leading a Regional Response. Click on the link to view and download these policies on the ASRC website.