Guided by Justice and Compassion

Blue Mountains
Refugee Support Group

Guided by JUSTICE and COMPASSION

Congratulations

Ocean 12

Gillian Triggs

Guided by JUSTICE and COMPASSION

  • 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

  • Important Ombudsman Report

    Important Ombudsman Report

    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.

    Read more →

  • Ocean 12 to play at SCG

    Ocean 12 to play at SCG

    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 →

  • Take Action against the ban on mobile phones in detention centres.

    Take Action against the ban on mobile phones in detention centres.

    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 →

  • Support Ocean 12

    Support Ocean 12

    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
    Read more →

  • 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 →