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  • RICHARD FLANAGAN. Have we, Australia, become a country that breeds mass murderers with our words?

    RICHARD FLANAGAN. Have we, Australia, become a country that breeds mass murderers with our words?

    In this speech given at the Palm Sunday Rally for Refugees, Richard Flanagan says we are better than our politicians’ dark fearsRead more

  • High Schools to receive important and inspiring refugee documentary The Staging Post

    High Schools to receive important and inspiring refugee documentary The Staging Post

    by Kim Shaddick DVDs of the 2017 Australian documentary The Staging Post have been distributed to 30 high schools in the Hawkesbury, Nepean, Blue Mountains and Lithgow areas.   The film was purchased by the Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group using money donated by the Nancy Shelley Bequest Fund and the Blue Mountains Quakers. The Staging Post follows a small groupRead more

  • Tibetan flag flies high outside council

    Tibetan flag flies high outside council

    History was made Friday morning when the Tibetan flag was raised outside Blue Mountains Council chambers at Katoomba.
    It is the first time in Australia a Tibetan flag has been flown outside a local council chamber.
    The small but vocal Tibetan community cheered and sang their national song as Dhongdue Kyinzom, a member of the Tibetan parliament-in-exile and Cr Kerry Brown did the honours.Read more

  • Gardening in extremely difficult circumstances

    Gardening in extremely difficult circumstances

    A young man who came to Australia seeking asylum, but who has been detained in different facilities across the country, has become a very inventive gardener. He has devised an irrigation system from plastic bin liners, plastic milk bottles, polystyrene cups, plastic straws all sourced from the garbage bin. He has cut chux wipes intoRead 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

  • BMRSG Works – A Team Effort

    BMRSG Works – A Team Effort

    A positive warm hearted story of a need identified by one of the BMRSG Community visitors, of a family in a house with no furniture and a new baby still in hospital, a timely offer of furniture and a feat or organisation by a number of BMRSG volunteers. #BMRSGHelpsRead more

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