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Refugees and Asylum Seekers

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acrt logoThe National Council of Churches in Australia has put together resources to assist with reflection, prayer, reading and study for this day. 

Wednesday, 08 February 2017 13:38

Alliance calls for end to offshore detention

handshake welcomeA coalition of 71 human rights organisations have urged the Australian government to bring refugees on Manus Island and Nauru to Australia, in light of the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the US-Australia refugee resettlement arrangement.

boat refugees150With this form letter, write to your local MP and ask them to vote against the proposed legislation to ban forever asylum seekers or refugees who have arrived in Australia by boat since 2013.

pax christi squarePax Christi Australia speaks out against proposed legislation that would prevent people arriving by boat without a visa from ever entering Australia in a media release.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 16:23

Appeal to human compassion and decency

CRA Yr of Mercy 2In a media release, Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) joins its voice to many others in appealing to the Australian Government for compassion and decency in its treatment of asylum seekers and refugees.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 16:47

Resource for action on the Nauru files

refugees forever 150The Conference of Leaders of Religious Institutes in NSW or CLRI(NSW) has published a resource on "The Nauru Files" - incident reports of abuse inflicted upon refugees detained in Nauru.

IAWG end child detention logoNew advocacy resources from the Inter-Agency Working Group to End Child Detention have recently come out of the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants held on 19 September 2016. 

Global Trends displacement cvrThe refusal of Syria's four neighbouring countries to shut their borders provides a stark (and challenging) example of what the structure of protection for refugees should look like, writes Jesuit Refugee Service Assistant Director Oliver White.

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