Guided by Justice and Compassion

  • Success!

    Success!

    So, such great news. Aiesha called and was so overwhelmed by the news. She kept saying “Thank you, thank you” – crying at times – “We couldn’t have achieved this without your Group’s help”.

    Wonderful news! A couple with two children applied for a Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV) and BMRSG assisted them with their legal costs. They were terrified of being deported back to danger. They had their interview with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection about five weeks ago and today they received a letter saying that their application had been approved.
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  • 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 – Collection and distribution of furniture

    Work of BMRSG – Collection and distribution of furniture

    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 →

  • 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 →

  • 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 →