Gavin Ackerly - Refugees at Work by Catalyst Australia published on 2012-05-22T03:27:45Z On Wednesday 16th May 2012 Catalyst hosted a fringe event at ACTU Congress. Refugees at Work presented three perspectives about what unions are doing - and what they can do - to organise asylum seeker, refugee and newly arrived migrant workers in their workplaces and their communities. Gavin Ackerly is Employment Co-ordinator, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC), Melbourne. Gavin works with individuals, employment and education providers to deliver meaningful and long term employment opportunities for some of the most disadvantaged people in our community. In the past financial year ASRC secured over 250 work placements for asylum seekers. As well as direct advice and assistance, the ASRC works with communities to campaign for social change.