Guided by Justice and Compassion

Blue Mountains
Refugee Support Group

Guided by JUSTICE and COMPASSION

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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 Youth Ambassadors speak to 2500 students

    ChilOut Youth Ambassadors speak to 2500 students

    ChilOut Youth Ambassadors spoke to 2500 school students in high schools from Katoomba to Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School in the lead up and during Refugee Week June 2016. Katoomba High School celebrated World Refugee Day for the first time with an address from Vijhai , a final year law student, whose familyRead more →

  • ‘End this political game’: Manus island refugee makes plea to Australia

    ‘End this political game’: Manus island refugee makes plea to Australia

    Myanmar refugee Imran Mohammad Fazal Hoque writes of ‘inhumane and cruel torture’ suffered during 1,000 days in Australian-run detention and calls for government to find safe resettlement.
    Imran describes in comprehensive detail the daily privations, and the restrictions on movement and communication on Manus Island. His words offer a rarely seen insight into daily life in the Australian-run detention centre.Read more →

  • 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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