Guided by Justice and Compassion

  • Who We Are

    We are a diverse group of ordinary Australians from all sides of politics, living just outside Sydney.    The organisation has no specific religious affiliation.   We are all volunteers.

  • Our Aims & Objectives

    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.

  • What We Offer

    Practical, emotional and financial assistance for refugees and to encourage positive attitudes to refugees in the community and at all levels of government

Current Campaign

This is an action kit for RAR groups and friends.  The aim is to get the Australian Government with the help of the opposition to accept the NZ offer to resettle Asylum Seekers currently in PNG.  The campaign will finish on Thursday October 24.

EMAIL YOUR LOCAL MP and STATE SENATORS, asking them as your representative to ask the relevant Minister the following questions

  • What will it take to get Asylum Seekers in PNG to New Zealand?
  • What is the Government’s plan for Asylum Seekers in PNG who do not go to the United States?      Read more  #ToNZ

For an up to date concise account of how we got to having all these men stranded in PGN with no plan, read Fr Giorgio Licini The festering wounds of Manus and Nauru 

Latest News

    • 13TH OCTOBER 2019
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    Ocean 12 – Who Are We? Part 3

    Ocean 12 – Who Are We? Part 3

    Congratulations Ocean 12 winner of Last Man Stands (LMS) Australian Championship 2019.
    It still seems impossible to believe that all those years ago this group of traumatised men who played cricket appallingly have achieved so much. They still manage to shelve their worries and fears and show their amazing ability as a team which has rocked the world of 20/20 cricket. They will compete in the World Champs in Sydney in December.

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    • 29TH SEPTEMBER 2019
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    Two young men, two very different stories.  Who Are We?  Part 2

    Two young men, two very different stories. Who Are We? Part 2

    Two young men, both left their home countries aged 3. Both now call the Blue Mountains home and are part of the BMRSG community. But two very different stories.
    Read part 2 in our series Who Are We?

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    • 22ND SEPTEMBER 2019
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    Who Are We?

    Who Are We?

    First of a series of posts on some of the wide range of people who make up Blue Mountains Support Group Inc.
    Our promotion says “”Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group Inc is a diverse group of ordinary Australians from all sides of politics….We are all volunteers.”
    Some of our most enthusiastic supporters are young people. Read two accounts of young people who are helping; the Automotive Studies students at Blaxland High School and Sam who raised over $1100 by running in the City to Surf 2018.

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    • 17TH SEPTEMBER 2019
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    Carrots and Courage Against Despair

    Carrots and Courage Against Despair

    Despite suffering under Australia’s soul-destroying indefinite detention regime, one young asylum seeker who has been locked up for years has developed a veggie patch,  improving everyone’s diet and contributing to OZ HARVEST a huge box of fresh carrots for the needy.

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    • 15TH SEPTEMBER 2019
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    Meet some of the locals in “World of Stories”.

    Meet some of the locals in “World of Stories”.

    Multicultural Health organised a celebration for Refugee Week, World of Stories. They showed this video for the first time, and Roger Grealy from BMRSG was the keynote speaker. One of those speaking on the video is Samzin Kalsang, (pictured above) who is on the Management Committee of BMRSG and active in the Tibetan community in Katoomba.

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    • 3RD SEPTEMBER 2019
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    Settlement Experience of Syrian and Iraqi Refugees: Opportunities, Challenges and the Way Forward

    Settlement Experience of Syrian and Iraqi Refugees: Opportunities, Challenges and the Way Forward

    On Thursday August 29, Edmund Rice Centre (ERC) launched officially its new research report Settlement Experience of Syrian and Iraqi Refugees: Opportunities, Challenges and the Way Forward.
    The report draws on the experiences of recently arrived Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Australia, and seeks to identify gaps between current settlement supports and what else might be needed to achieve further positive outcomes for refugees.

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