A group of concerned Australians living in a regional area outside Sydney
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.
Practical, emotional and financial assistance for refugees and to encourage positive attitudes to refugees in the community and at all levels of government
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 →
Julian Burnside writes “On 9 May I launched OFFSHORE by Madeline Gleeson
Madeline is a Research Associate at the wonderful Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law
It is a terrific book. Buy it; read it; ask yourself: “How did it come to this?”
I have never launched a book which is as compelling as Offshore”
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Nearly 29,000 asylum seekers are in Australia on temporary ‘bridging visas’. These people may be free from detention but – with many denied education, healthcare and the right to work – they remain locked in desperate poverty and with no idea what their futures hold.Read more →
Read the views of Frank Brennan, Waleed Aly, Julian Burnside and Richard Ackland on the PNG High Court decision that Australia must close the detention centre on Manus Island.Read more →