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
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 →
You were labelled as an asylum seeker but we know that you were so much more. You had a name to a face and a body that housed a human spirit. You had family and friends that loved you. You experienced love and fear like anyone would. You laughed and cried. You had hopes and dreams just like us. Read the tribute for those who have died as a result of Australia’s policy on those seeking asylum.
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Today I got the tragic news that a young man who used to call me “father” had taken his own life. A refugee from persecution and torture in Iran, he arrived at Christmas Island in November 2010, already psychologically and physically scarred by his experiences.Read more →