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
Ever wondered just where BMRSG spends the most welcome donated money. Let me share a story with you.
In November last year Tavam’s children were attending the swimming school we were running. Tavam accompanied the children and in this delightful non-threatening environment Tavam told me about his well-worn boots. They were issued in detention years ago and have been his only footwear . These are not ordinary boots but boots with specialist built up sole on one shoe. Read more →
Two bands, The Bridge Project and Asylum will be bringing the passion of protest against the appalling treatment successive Australian governments have meted out to seekers of asylum and especially their most recent treatment of asylum seekers and refugees in offshore and onshore detention.
April 7 Wentworth Falls School of Arts 8.pmRead more →
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.