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
Commonwealth Ombudsman Report
Department of Immigration and Border Protection
The administration of people who have had their bridging visa cancelled due to criminal charges or convictions and are held in immigration detention. December 2016
The Ombudsman’s Office is concerned about the people on bridging visas who are detained based on allegations that lead to criminal charges and also those who are not released once the criminal charges against them have been resolved.
Every young cricketer in Australia dreams of playing on the SCG. Every member of Ocean 12 ( our Australian champion 20/20 team ) has also dreamt of playing on the SCG. This week they played in the Sydney Charity Cup and won. Along with winning the cup comes the privilege of playing on the SCG at the Primary Club Charity day.Read more →
Australian Border Force is banning the use and possession of mobile phones in Australian detention centres.
The ban is currently being phased in and a complete ban is scheduled by February 2017.
You can sign our petition, ring Peter Dutton’s office and/or email Peter Dutton and other politicians. We provide guidelines.Read more →
If you feel touched by the Ocean 12 success and are in a position to help, please consider the following:-
The men have a raffle (brilliantly organised) with prizes such as a signed bat (donated by Cricket Australia), 2 tickets to New Zealand, IPad, and vouchers. (All prizes sourced by the men.) Tickets are $10.00 each or a book for $100.00. Noeline is very happy to sell these to you.
Cricket is very expensive. It costs $130.00 per game
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It was a full house at the Blue Mountains Theatre in Springwood on Wednesday 30 November to hear Professor Gillian Triggs and Madeleine Gleeson. The current climate, Professor Triggs said, is that the government and the media in general are no longer interested in the facts of the treatment of asylum seekers as revealed in reports such as the Human Rights Commission’s inquiry into children in immigration detention, The Forgotten Children. Instead, refugees are used as political pawns by the major parties to win votesRead more →
The proposed legislation which would prevent asylum seekers , who arrived by boat since 19 July 2013, from ever setting foot in Australia, will soon be under consideration in the Senate. Many of the asylum seekers we currently support would be affected. The fear this proposed bill is generating is affecting asylum seeker’s mental health.Read more →