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  • Who Are We?

    Who Are We?

    First of a series of posts on some of the wide range of people who make up Blue Mountains Support Group Inc.
    Our promotion says “”Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group Inc is a diverse group of ordinary Australians from all sides of politics….We are all volunteers.”
    Some of our most enthusiastic supporters are young people. Read two accounts of young people who are helping; the Automotive Studies students at Blaxland High School and Sam who raised over $1100 by running in the City to Surf 2018.Read more

  • Carrots and Courage Against Despair

    Carrots and Courage Against Despair

    Despite suffering under Australia’s soul-destroying indefinite detention regime, one young asylum seeker who has been locked up for years has developed a veggie patch,  improving everyone’s diet and contributing to OZ HARVEST a huge box of fresh carrots for the needy.Read more

  • Meet some of the locals in “World of Stories”.

    Meet some of the locals in “World of Stories”.

    Multicultural Health organised a celebration for Refugee Week, World of Stories. They showed this video for the first time, and Roger Grealy from BMRSG was the keynote speaker. One of those speaking on the video is Samzin Kalsang, (pictured above) who is on the Management Committee of BMRSG and active in the Tibetan community in Katoomba.Read more

  • 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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  • 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

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