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
Seeing children laugh and squeal with delight is like music to our ears. So then why do so many of our asylum seeker children never get the opportunity to learn to swim? The main reason is cost.
BMRSG is supporting a group of 20 children in a learn to swim program. They have just completed their 3rd lesson of 10.
It costs $14.50 per lesson per child and we have 20 children in the programme. We also needed goggles, swimming caps and needed to supply 5 pairs of swimmers.
Find out how you can support this program.
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There are so many articles appearing in the mainstream media and also on the social media that it is extremely difficult to keep up.
Here is a few of the articles that have appeared in the last 3 weeks, the class action on the sinking of the boat carrying asylum seekers off Christmas Island, Malcolm Turnbull’s speech at the United Nations and what is happening to the men on Manus.
We might have missed some you consider important, if so put a link in the comments and they will be added. Read more →
The Annual General Meeting of the Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group
Saturday, 15 October 2016 at 2 pm at Springwood Sports Club, 83 Macquarie Rd Springwood
All positions will be declared vacant. You must be a member to vote or nominate. Read more for Agenda and nomination form Read more →
There was a seed,
fresh and beautiful —
it knew nothing
of the outside world. ….
Poem written my Mohammad, currently detained on Manus IslandRead more →
Human Rights – Refugees and Border Protection Policies with Professor Gillian Triggs President of the Australian Human Rights Commission and Madeline Gleeson, author of Offshore, Behind the Wire on Manus and Nauru.
The Hub Springwood, 30 November at 6.30.
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Call for a National Summit on Asylum Seekers and Refugees
Let’s get some change happening by encouraging our politicians to support the call for a National Summit!
What you can do right now is to write a letter, and encourage others to write, to your local Federal Member of Parliament. We show you how.Read more →