Media 101: Asylum Seeker Policy

June 5th 2013 - Vibe Hotel, Sydney CBD

Bringing Together the Experts of Asylum Seeker Issues...

Asylum seeker policy is currently one of the hottest topics in the media, yet many media professionals are unaware how to approach such a sensitive issue and ensure reporting and public relations activities are fair and honest.

The Asylum Seekers Resource Centre, Australia’s largest non-government funded asylum seeker advocacy group, is running the half-day seminar, which is ideal for any media professionals that deal with asylum seekers, be it reporting on issues, dealing with public relations and advertising, or just an interest in expanding knowledge of Asylum Seekers from some of the most knowledgable names in the field.

The seminar brings together some of the most influential figures in Asylum Seeker Policy and Advocacy in Australia, including Pamela Curr, Gillian Triggs and Bianca Hall, who will all be speaking on the current state of asylum seeker policy, and how all advertising, reporting and public relation campaign material can be approached legally, ethically, professional and with sensitivity.

When and Where?

This one off event will be held on the 5th June, 2013 from 9am - 2pm at the Vibe Hotel in Sydney's CBD.

Entry is $45 per person, and includes a light morning tea and lunch and beverages, with 50% of all proceeds going to the Asylum Seekers Resource Center.

Asylum Seeker Resource Center

"Since Opening Our Doors in 2001, the ASRC has become the largest provider of aid, advocacy and health services for Asylum Seekers in Australia."