Guided by Justice and Compassion

  • Who We Are

    A group of concerned Australians living in a regional area outside Sydney

  • 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

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    • 23RD JULY 2019
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    Six Years Too Long – Hawkesbury RAR Rally

    Six Years Too Long – Hawkesbury RAR Rally

    About 30 people gathered in Richmond Park on Saturday 20 July 2019 to mark the six years since those seeking asylum were sent to the detention centres on Manus Island and Nauru.
    Each of the men who died as a result of being detained on Manus or Nauru was remembered by name and a brief report of the circumstances of their death read and a minute’s silence observed for each man. Each man’s portrait was displayed and a flower laid on each chair as their stories were read. The Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Barry Calvert and the Federal Member for Macquarie, Susan Templeman spoke.

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    • 21ST JUNE 2019
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    Students organise refugee film The Staging Post at Penrith Selective High School

    Students organise refugee film The Staging Post at Penrith Selective High School

    Filmmaker Jolyon Hoff and Afghan Hazara refugee, photographer and human rights advocate, Muzafar Ali spoke to Penrith Selective High School students about their 2017 documentary The Staging Post at the high school assembly on Wednesday, June 20th.

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    • 20TH JUNE 2019
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    An uplifting experience, The Staging Post

    An uplifting experience, The Staging Post

    Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group hosted a screening of “The Staging Post” at Mt Vic Flicks on Wednesday 19th of June for Refugee Week.
    The filmmaker Jolyon Hoff and Afghan refugee Muzafar Ali were present for a Q&A after the film And answered questions to a packed house.
    Read more about this uplifting film.

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    • 17TH JUNE 2019
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    An evidence based refugee policy agenda

    An evidence based refugee policy agenda

    A successful refugee policy not only manages national borders but also protects people who need safety, and demonstrates leadership in meeting the global challenge of displacement. That’s why the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law has set out an independent, nonpartisan, evidence-based refugee policy agenda, challenging policymakers and the public to reimagine Australia’s current approach – so that both refugees and the nation can prosper amid today’s real challenges.

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    • 14TH JUNE 2019
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    Shared learning as refugee from Sierra Leone speaks with Winmalee students

    Shared learning as refugee from Sierra Leone speaks with Winmalee students

    Sierra Leonian refugee Clavenda Bockarie spoke to Winmalee High School,students at their school assembly on Tuesday 4 June. Ms. Bockarie fled Sierra Leone, a country in West Africa, during the country’s bloody civil war. Throughout this time many journalists were harrassed, detained or murdered for reporting unfavourably about the government of President
    Ahmed Tejan Kabbah. In 1998, when Ms. Bockarie was three years old her mother, broadcast journalist Olivia Mensah, was arrested and imprisoned as an enemy of the state. Eventually Ms. Bockarie, her siblings and her mother escaped and reached asylum in Australia via a refugee
    camp in Ghana.

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    • 5TH JUNE 2019
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    This is not a defeat, this is a call for action.

    This is not a defeat, this is a call for action.

    This is not a defeat, this is a call to action for us. Our job is not to give up but to build something better starting today.
    We will only fight harder for people seeking asylum and be even more fearless. We can’t let this break us or even bend our determination, too many refugees lives depend on us coming together leading with love and direct action now.
    Read where we can start and one letter written the day ofter the election result.

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