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
Last Saturday’s bush dance was a success and our thanks go to all of you who have helped with distribution of flyers, raffle ticket sales and a dozen other tasks. About 100 of you were involved. The Ambushed band was very good and the caller made sure that we learned the dances and had aRead more →
Old-fashioned Family Bush Dance The main fundraising event for 2011 was an Old-fashioned Family Bush Dance, which was held at the Wentworth Falls School of Arts on the GW Highway. Parking is available around the back in Adele Ave. There will be live music from the band ‘AMBUSHED’, which will be both lively and fun. Don’t worryRead more →
A Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group Forum Current Status Fact Sheet Forum Goal That the humanity of Australian refugees’ lives is understood and their considerable contribution to Australian society appreciated. Invitees MC: Adam Searle, MLC, barrister, former Blue Mountains Mayor and with a track record as a fair, firm and impartial chair. Welcome to theRead more →
Once again we see the proof that refugee cases are decided by politics not the actual circumstances of the cases. Iranian asylum applications have gone from 100% in 2008-2009 to 27% in 2010-2011. A similar slide has occurred with the Afghan cases and in fact all applications. As the politicians have turned their minds toRead more →
As the Australian government provides high level support to the 14 year old Australian boy and his family in Indonesia, could they spare a thought for the 14 year old Indonesian boys locked up in Australia who have no parents to support them. There are around 50 Indonesian teenagers under 18 currently locked up inRead more →
Back to Work I returned home from hospital in March and recuperated at home until the end of April so my life is returning to some sort of normality. It is a long time since our last newsletter but the BASF Management Committee has been very busy upgrading its procedures, preparing applications for funding toRead more →