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  • ‘Refugees are not illegal’ says Julian Burnside at Springwood luncheon

    ‘Refugees are not illegal’ says Julian Burnside at Springwood luncheon

    Prominent human rights lawyer, Julian Burnside AO QC, spoke to members of the local Blue Mountains community about his refugee advocacy work at the Royal Hotel in Springwood on Sunday 26 August 2018.
    Introducing Mr. Burnside, Ms. Doyle congratulated the BMRSG for organising the function and welcomed the ‘great honour of introducing a great man.’
    In his address, Mr. Burnside praised the Blue Mountains community for supporting refugees and also acknowledged the local families that have welcomed refugees into their homes.
    Julian Burnside said it was wrong for the Australian government to send legitimate refugees back to harm.
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  • Raffle 2018 Ticket Sellers Needed

    Raffle ticket sellers needed
    This year’s big raffle is being set up and we are once again looking for ticket sellers.
    The raffle is the biggest single fundraiser for BMRSG. Last year it raised about $5800.
    BMRSG supports 50 families and 9 Read more

  • BMRSG Helps   Saving these men from life on the streets.

    BMRSG Helps Saving these men from life on the streets.

    Since September 2017 BMRSG has been financially supporting nine young men originally evacuated to Australia from Manus Island and Nauru with severe medical and psychological conditions. Already traumatised  by their experiences and still new to Australian life, they were cut off from government payments without a warning date and given 3 weeks to get outRead more

  • Shelter concert a great success

    Shelter concert a great success

    The Shelter concert, an initiative of the Blackheath choir the Heathens, held in Woollahra Sunday 20 August, was a great success. The event was a successful fundraiser for BMRSG, a percentage of which will be given to Music for Refugees who do wonderful work with detainees in Villawood Detention Centre .

    The Sydney Jewish Choral Society and an instrumental trio of world class musicians that consisted of Francesco Celtata, Michael Kruger and Hugh Kruger inspired the audience with the beauty of their music.Read more

  • Work of BMRSG   2017 Raffle

    Work of BMRSG 2017 Raffle

    RAFFLE TICKET SELLERS STILL NEEDED We are struggling to maintain the cash flow essential for supporting the 50 families we look after in Western Sydney. We are preparing another major raffle which will net $5000 if we get enough sellers. How can you help? Take some books of raffle tickets to sell. Volunteer to makeRead more

  • Work of BMRSG – Donations help those seeking asylum apply for visas

    Work of BMRSG – Donations help those seeking asylum apply for visas

    Recent appeals by BMRSG for donations to assist asylum seekers with legal fees associated with visa applications have raised over $13,000, thanks to the generosity of so many caring people.
    The Dept of Immigration has been writing to asylum seekers living in the community demanding that they put in applications for TPVs (Temporary Protection Visas) or SHEVs (Safe Haven Enterprise Visas) within 30 or 60 days, or risk losing all their sources of income, such as Centrelink payments.Read more