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

    • 6TH DECEMBER 2019
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    Repeal of Medevac Bill – Phone and Write

    Repeal of Medevac Bill – Phone and Write

    On the morning of the 4 December the Medevac Bill was repealed with a secret deal between Senator Jacqui Lambie and the Prime Minister and Home Affairs Minister. Through this secrecy, democracy and transparency have been ignored.
    We have all lobbied and campaigned for months. But now is not the time to stand back in sadness and defeat. We ask you to encourage all your members to phone Minister Dutton and Prime Minister Morrison.

    Prime Minister Morrison: 02 6277 7700

    Minister Peter Dutton: 02 6277 7860.

    Read more
    • 20TH NOVEMBER 2019
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    Hard work and perseverance – Who Are We?  Part 4

    Hard work and perseverance – Who Are We? Part 4

    A house full of single men cut off from their families is not always the most serene of places. A house in Liverpool was one such place, full of Tamil men from Sri Lanka and living now very far from home.
    No mothers, no fathers, no children, and no wives, and this not by any real choice of their own. Many of the young men in this house had Australian residency, but without citizenship they cannot bring their families over to join them.

    Read more
    • 20TH NOVEMBER 2019
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    BMRSG Co-ordinator for Fund Raising, Expression of Interest

    BMRSG Co-ordinator for Fund Raising, Expression of Interest

    BMRSG needs a co-ordinator for its fund raising team. He or she need not be a fundraiser because the team has most of the necessary skills. The co-ordinator needs to guide and supervise the various fund raising activities and support the volunteers managing these, set goals, create and maintain a calendar of events and make sure that activities happen on time, also coordinate with and inform the BMRSG committee and where necessary the social media manager.
    A person with proven project management or co-ordination experience would be suitable.

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    • 17TH NOVEMBER 2019
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    Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group Inc AGM 2018-2019

    Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group Inc AGM 2018-2019

    By Joy Connor Chair BMRSG 2018 -2019 saw an increase in aggressive negative rhetoric towards our asylum seeker friends. It saw the end of hope for a more compassionate policy for several years. In the eighteenth year of our existence, the AGM was a time to revisit what keeps us going: the vision of a caring, inclusive community that starts with affirming each other.  We affirmed all the hard

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    • 25TH OCTOBER 2019
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    Andrew Wilkie’s regional processing asylum seeker bill tabled again this week

    Andrew Wilkie’s regional processing asylum seeker bill tabled again this week

    Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, re-introduced the Refugee Protection Bill 2019 to Parliament this morning. It was seconded by independent MP Dr Helen Haines. “Confining people for an indefinite period of time, whether it be on Christmas Island, in Nauru or on Manus, was never a lawful, ethical or affordable policy. It’s grossly inhumane,

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    • 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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