Guided by Justice and Compassion

Blue Mountains
Refugee Support Group

Guided by JUSTICE and COMPASSION

Refugee Week

June 18 - 26 2016

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  • Who We Are

    A group of concerned Australians living in a regional area outside Sydney

  • Our Aims & Objectives

    To encourage positive attitudes to refugees in the community and at all levels of government.
    To welcome, befriend and assist refugees facing uncertain futures, in detention and in the community.

  • What We Offer

    Practical, emotional and financial assistance for refugees and to encourage positive attitudes to refugees in the community and at all levels of government

Latest News

  • Chilout Ambassador at Katoomba High

    Chilout Ambassador at Katoomba High

    Chilout’s Young Refugee Ambassador,Vijhai Utheyan, gave an inspirational Presentation to students at Katoomba High School last Monday.
    Vijhai , a final year law student, whose family moved from Sri Lanka during the civil war, talked of the horrors they had escaped from as civilians were caught in the middle of fighting. As skilled migrants in the late 1990’s they were welcomed into Australia
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  • My Refugee Face

    My Refugee Face

    Blue Mountains resident Paris Floyd tells her story of fleeing Laos as an eight month old baby to life as a fashion designer, business woman and mother. #RefugeesContributeRead more →

  • Report:  Abuse Condoned, Protection Denied: Women on Nauru at Risk’

    Report: Abuse Condoned, Protection Denied: Women on Nauru at Risk’

    This ground-breaking report on the rape and assaults on women on Nauru was written by Australian Women in Support of Women on Nauru (AWSWN) on the impacts Australia’s detention policy is having on the lives and bodies of women on Nauru. The report documents the Australian governments deliberate policy of sending women who have alreadyRead more →

  • New pathways to employment

    New pathways to employment

    Nirary Dacho and Anna Robson have established a self-funded digital platform to connect skilled refugees with companies offering internships or traineeships.
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  • Statement from family of Omid Masoumali, who set himself on fire on Nauru

    Statement from family of Omid Masoumali, who set himself on fire on Nauru

    After being on Nauru for nearly three years, Omid Masoumali set himself on fire on April 27. He died in a Brisbane hospital on April 29. On Friday May 20, Omid’s funeral was held in Iran. His family released the following moving statement: “Our hope is gone! Omid is gone forever. He was only 24.Read more →

  • Get the facts about Peter Dutton’s comment ‘illiterate’ refugees taking jobs

    Get the facts about Peter Dutton’s comment ‘illiterate’ refugees taking jobs

    If you find yourself arguing about Peter Dutton’s comment ‘illiterate’ refugees taking jobs read more to get the facts. One of the best ways to refute his claims is to tell them of all the examples of those who came as refugees and are now very successful Australians.Read more →