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
Ismail is a Hazara asylum seeker who has tried to obtain protection in several countries and is in danger of being deported by the Australian Immigration Department. Please see background of legal action to prevent this on: http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2011/s3368416.htm The great news is that Ismail will not be deported immediately. The court has set another hearingRead more →
Bush dance and forum – a message of thanks Now that the dust has settled on these two major events,it is time to thank all the people who have helped. A veritable army of volunteers distributed posters and flyers, painted and displayed banners, sold raffle tickets, prepared food, transported things and worked during the events.Read more →
Media Release From Refugee Action Collective: Free the Rohingya asylum seekers [who are awaiting security assessment – ed.] Refugee Family Members killed in attack. Recent reports of an attack by the Burmese army on the small village of Serakparang in Ratheduang township, Western Myanmar has highlighted the plight of Rohingyan asylum seekers in limbo inRead more →
Report From Darwin – from local witnesses Over the past few weeks the Darwin Asylum Seeker Support and Advocacy Network (DASSAN) has been receiving almost daily reports of suicide attempts and self harm incidents at the Northern Immigration Detention Centre (NIDC) in Darwin. For example in the past few days: 2 detainees attempted to hangRead more →
The Overcoming Adversity forum held on 12 November was a resounding success. Presentations were excellent and were followed by an interesting question session. The Mudlarks choir gave a very skilled and moving performance. 137 people attended. Nine members and the Hominy Bakery provided superb cakes and snacks for an ample afternoon tea which was enjoyedRead more →
Asylum Seekers Resource Centre spokeswoman Pamela Curr writes: It is just one week since the Four Corners program showed us what is happening in Australian Detention centres. It is a week since a Sri Lankan Refugee in Villawood took his life rather than remain in detention. It is only a few days since The AgeRead more →