Guided by Justice and Compassion

  • Wentworth Falls Launch of “No Friend But The Mountains”

    Wentworth Falls Launch of “No Friend But The Mountains”

    by Roger Grealy Kathie Herbert and Joy Connor did us proud in organising and running the afternoon around the local launch of Behrouz Boochani’s book, No Friend But The Mountains. As an interested observer  I write to say what a professional group we have and what talented , hard working women Kathie and Joy are.Read more

  • Annual General Meeting October 2018

    Annual General Meeting October 2018

    The Inaugural Annual General Meeting of Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group Inc was held on Saturday, 27October 2018 at 2.00 pm in the Uniting Church Hall, 4 Lewin St Springwood*
    Read more for the Office Bearers and Committee Members
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  • Update on situation in Villawood over visitor restrictions

    Update on situation in Villawood over visitor restrictions

    An update from one of the BMRSG visitors after going into Villawood on 24 January. “Everyone is upset about the authoritarian and rigid rules about visitors, no games allowed in, no cooked food 7 days notice for visitors and only one detainee per visitor plus random strip searchers after meeting a visitor. Only 3 of our detainees came out to visit with us this week out of 6 but we did invent some fun games and had a good time, Very few families came into the compounds this week as the processes and forms are complex and hard for people for whom English is a second language.”
    Also some background information as to who is in Villawood. Who are 501s?Read more

  • Work of BMRSG – Tavam’s shoes

    Work of BMRSG – Tavam’s shoes

    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

  • An exciting second year for the Youth Shoebox Project

    An exciting second year for the Youth Shoebox Project

    Our very own Youth Shoebox Project kicks off for the second year to give a warm Blue Mountains welcome to children and young people seeking refuge and asylum in Australia.
    Go to their Facebook page Youth Shoebox Project to find out how you can be part of this great initiative.Read more

  • Refugee Services Stretched to the Limit

    Refugee Services Stretched to the Limit

    Honi Soit looks at how you get by when you’re struggling to be someone else’s safety net and tell’s George Winston’s story as a refugee.Read more