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
One of the many important practical aspects of BMRSG is collection and distribution of furniture and smaller items required to help make life more pleasant for asylum seekers and refugees.
There is a small handful of drivers with utes or trailers who collect and transport goods to wherever they are required. Community Visitors regularly visit families and help identify what is needed.Read more →
Last week the Turnbull government launched an unprecedented attack on around 12,000 people seeking asylum who arrived by sea to Australia between August 2012 and December 2013. After waiting over four years to be invited to apply for asylum, these people have received letters from the government with as little as 30 days to lodge their refugee application.
Donate to enable BMRSG to provide legal support for those completing these complicated documents.Read more →
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 →
Ever wondered just where BMRSG spends the most welcome donated money. Let me share a story with you.
In November last year Tavam’s children were attending the swimming school we were running. Tavam accompanied the children and in this delightful non-threatening environment Tavam told me about his well-worn boots. They were issued in detention years ago and have been his only footwear . These are not ordinary boots but boots with specialist built up sole on one shoe. Read more →