Guided by Justice and Compassion

  • Refugee stories discussed at Blackheath

    Refugee stories discussed at Blackheath

    About 60 people filled the Bates room at Blackheath Community Hall on Sunday afternoon to hear about  a book written by refugees on their experiences in off shore detention centres. They Cannot take the Sky.
    A BMRSG contingent was there, Joy Connor, committee member and Villawood Visitor gave an excellent overview of the work of BMRSG  and urged all to “stand up for a decent Australia.”Read more →

  • The Empathy Poems

    The Empathy Poems

    The Empathy Poems poems of compassion for asylum seekers and refugees around the world.
    The idea is simple: people choose a poem they have an affinity with and reimagine, rewrite or respond to it in any way, but in view of the broad themes of refuge and asylum.Read more →

  • Friendly cricket match on ANZAC Day

    Friendly cricket match on ANZAC Day

    On Anzac Day 2017, Ocean12 Cricket Team and Australian Navy Cricket Team had a wonderful encounter at Darling Street Park Cricket Ground. On this memorable day, in their inaugural match, both teams played in a friendly environment.

    Before the cricket match Ocean 12 and members of the Tamil community attended an ANZAC ceremony at Wenty Leagues where Ocean12 skipper Suthakar respectfully placed a wreath.Read more →

  • Work of BMRSG – Drivers Wanted

    Work of BMRSG – Drivers Wanted

    This was a mammoth load going to two families in Western Sydney. Two of our stalwart drivers, David Cook and Peter Hurley took this load.
    If you have a trailer, ute or van and have a little time, we would love to hear from you. We also need ‘offsiders’ to help with the loading in Wentworth Falls and unloading in Sydney.
    For insurance purposes all volunteers are required to be financial members of BMRSG.
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  • Work of BMRSG – Outing to Blackheath Pool

    Work of BMRSG – Outing to Blackheath Pool

    In January BMRSG committee members Julie and Brendan hosted a very successful visit to Blackheath by six refugee children – three Tamil girls, and three boys from Iran, all of whom had come to Australia as unaccompanied minors. The visit was organised through Marist Youth, who arranged for the children to be transported to theRead more →

  • Work of BMRSG – Supporting individual asylum seekers

    Work of BMRSG – Supporting individual asylum seekers

    BMRSG receives requests to find accommodation for an asylum seeker who has no right to work and no access to Centrelink or Medicare. They are often homeless.
    The challenge is to find a suitable host as well as some financial support for both people.
    Currently it is for a 42 year old woman who needs to move from her host family in Mountains closer to the city to attend meetings to establish her refugee status.Read more →