Guided by Justice and Compassion

  • ChilOut Melts Hearts In The Blue Mountains

    ChilOut Melts Hearts In The Blue Mountains

    ChilOut Youth Ambassadors spoke to over 80 people at Blackheath Baptist Cafe Church on Sunday 30 October. They were joined by representatives of Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group. The ChilOut presenters were led by their Campaign Coordinator, Niru Palanivel, a Teacher and Human Rights Lawyer and two university student Ambassadors, both with a background ofRead more

  • ‘End this political game’: Manus island refugee makes plea to Australia

    ‘End this political game’: Manus island refugee makes plea to Australia

    Myanmar refugee Imran Mohammad Fazal Hoque writes of ‘inhumane and cruel torture’ suffered during 1,000 days in Australian-run detention and calls for government to find safe resettlement.
    Imran describes in comprehensive detail the daily privations, and the restrictions on movement and communication on Manus Island. His words offer a rarely seen insight into daily life in the Australian-run detention centre.Read more

  • Work of BMRSG 2015 – 2

    Work of BMRSG 2015 – 2

    The 2nd article on the work of BMRSG in 2015. Read about more of the diverse activities undertaken by BMRSG volunteers.Read more

  • Work of BMRSG 2015 – 1  Successful programs at Fairfield High School

    Work of BMRSG 2015 – 1 Successful programs at Fairfield High School

    BMRSG supported 2 programs run by the Parents’ Cafe at Fairfield High School, Healing Through Evan Yako’s Drumming and Preparation in a Work Skills ProgramRead more

  • Daily life inside a detention centre

    Daily life inside a detention centre

    Many of us would have read that shocking article Self-harm epidemic in the SMH Saturday 16 January 2016. Pamela Curr, Refugee and Detention Rights Advocate with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre writes the following to help us understand what life is like inside an Australian detention centre. Behind the report, take a look at dailyRead more

  • Sydney Peace Prize 2014 – Julian Burnside

    2014 Sydney Peace Prize awarded to Julian Burnside AO QC “Boat people are not illegal;… our politicians have persuaded us to tolerate – even to reward – cruelty…” Julian Burnside’s inspiring lecture is available on line on ABC Big Ideas Listen to Julian Burnside’s interview on ABC Sunday Profile 7 November 2014Read more