Guided by Justice and Compassion

Blue Mountains
Refugee Support Group

Guided by JUSTICE and COMPASSION

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Ocean 12

Youth Shoebox Project

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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

  • Report of Gillian Trigg’s talk at Springwood

    Report of Gillian Trigg’s talk at Springwood

    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 →

  • Take Action to Stop Turnbull’s Lifetime Ban

    Take Action to Stop Turnbull’s Lifetime Ban

    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 →

  • An exciting second year for the Youth Shoebox Project

    An exciting second year for the Youth Shoebox Project

    Our very own Youth Shoebox Project kicks off for the second year to give a warm Blue Mountains welcome to children and young people seeking refuge and asylum in Australia.
    Go to their Facebook page Youth Shoebox Project to find out how you can be part of this great initiative.Read more →

  • Our new Australian Champions – Ocean 12

    Our new Australian Champions – Ocean 12

    Sri Lankan asylum seekers overcome adversity to win national cricket competition Report ABC AM  by Katherine Gregory A group of Sri Lankan asylum seekers have claimed victory both on and off the cricket pitch. The team was almost in tears after winning a national Twenty20 championship at the Gold Coast on Wednesday night. The TamilsRead more →

  • Urgent – Ban on Refugees – Write Now

    Urgent – Ban on Refugees – Write Now

    Amnesty believes the proposed legislation, which would prevent asylum seekers who arrived by boat since 19 July 2013 from ever setting foot in Australia is unnecessary and cruel and wants to help block the legislation, which may be presented to parliament as early as next week.
    The timeline for our rapid response is now until Mon 7 November.
    Before then, we are asking you to:
    – email/phone your local MP, or if at all possible physically deliver a letter to them on this issue. Read more →

  • ChilOut Melts Hearts In The Blue Mountains

    ChilOut Melts Hearts In The Blue Mountains

    ChilOut Youth Ambassadors spoke to over 80 people at Blackheath Baptist Cafe Church on Sunday 30 October. They were joined by representatives of Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group. The ChilOut presenters were led by their Campaign Coordinator, Niru Palanivel, a Teacher and Human Rights Lawyer and two university student Ambassadors, both with a background ofRead more →