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
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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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 →
After being on Nauru for nearly three years, Omid Masoumali set himself on fire on April 27. He died in a Brisbane hospital on April 29. On Friday May 20, Omid’s funeral was held in Iran. His family released the following moving statement: “Our hope is gone! Omid is gone forever. He was only 24.Read more →
If you find yourself arguing about Peter Dutton’s comment ‘illiterate’ refugees taking jobs read more to get the facts. One of the best ways to refute his claims is to tell them of all the examples of those who came as refugees and are now very successful Australians.Read more →