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

Latest News

  • Misleading claims about the Medevac Bill

    Misleading claims about the Medevac Bill

    With the passing of the Medevac Bill on Wednesday we are hearing all sorts of misleading claims. We have collected some articles which provide the facts. Read the letter BMRSG wrote to our local member Susan Templeman.Read more

  • Planning Day 2019

    Planning Day 2019

    Read about the very productive Planning Day 2019.
    Celebrations, working with partners and sharing the load were directions for the year ahead which came out of the first ever planning day for the BMRSG committee on February 3Read more

  • Behrouz Boochani’s literary prize acceptance speech – full transcript

    Behrouz Boochani’s literary prize acceptance speech – full transcript

    This is a transcript of the speech Behrouz Boochani delivered via video link on 31 January 2019

    When I arrived at Christmas Island six years ago, an immigration official called me into the office and told me that they were going to exile me to Manus Island, a place in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. I told them that I am a writer. That same person just laughed at me, and ordered the guards to exile me to Manus.

    Read more

  • UWS Refugee scholarship

    UWS Refugee scholarship

    The UWS Refugee Scholarship program targets students from refugee backgrounds. Read about two of the recipients, download the flyer with the information and selection criteria and download the application form.
    Applications close 22 February.
    Read more

  • Send a message to the politicians.

    Send a message to the politicians.

    Get someone to take a photo of you with your mobile phone holding the Single Act of Compassion sign

    Email your photo to:
    Hon P Dutton Peter.Dutton.MP@aph.gov.au
    Hon S Morrison PM Scott.Morrison.MP@aph.gov.au
    With the message;

    Thanks to Mr Dutton for reminding us that

    ”it only takes a single act of compassion to undo the government’s work on stopping the boats.”

    Here is my single Act of Compassion to undo the cruelty. I want justice with compassion for people seeking asylum.Read more

  • Until when: The forgotten men of Manus Island

    Until when: The forgotten men of Manus Island

    This joint report by the Refugee Council of Australia in partnership with Amnesty International, tells the story of the men who have been sent by Australia to Manus Island, Papua New Guinea (PNG), and what has happened to them after they were forcibly removed from the ‘regional processing centre’ on Manus Island one year ago.
    Executive summary
    “The system the Australian government has designed for refugees and asylum seekers, has a kind of evil and devastating effect. It can ruin the very inner strength of human spirit. To the outsider, Fariborz [Karami] took his own life [on Nauru in June 2018], but the truth is the system took his life. There is no alternative explanation, and we must hold
    the Australian government accountable for this action.Read more