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

Sixth National Conference for Rural Australians for Refugees – Springwood

 The  6th National Conference for Rural Australians for Refugees in Springwood  has been POSTPONED

A new date, which will depend on availability of The Hub, will be announced as soon as possible.

The Conference organising Committee will continue to meet and make the necessary steps needed to move the conference to the new dates.

Those who have booked will be given a full refund.

We hope that you will continue to support the conference and the work that RAR and BMRSG do….we need you more than ever in these challenging times.

Keep up the good work’

Kathie Herbert

RAR and BMRSG

The RAR Student Video & Poster Competition will go ahead

We are challenging young Australians of High School age to make a 1 minute video or a A3 poster which seeks to make a positive change in attitudes to people seeking asylum.

$500 PRIZE FOR THE WINNING VIDEOS

$100 PRIZE FOR THE WINNING POSTERS

 

You could complete this in two weeks if you were self isolating.  Closing dates likely to change.

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Latest News

    • 22ND SEPTEMBER 2019
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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.

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    • 17TH SEPTEMBER 2019
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    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.

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    • 15TH SEPTEMBER 2019
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    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.

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    • 3RD SEPTEMBER 2019
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    Settlement Experience of Syrian and Iraqi Refugees: Opportunities, Challenges and the Way Forward

    Settlement Experience of Syrian and Iraqi Refugees: Opportunities, Challenges and the Way Forward

    On Thursday August 29, Edmund Rice Centre (ERC) launched officially its new research report Settlement Experience of Syrian and Iraqi Refugees: Opportunities, Challenges and the Way Forward.
    The report draws on the experiences of recently arrived Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Australia, and seeks to identify gaps between current settlement supports and what else might be needed to achieve further positive outcomes for refugees.

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    • 30TH AUGUST 2019
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    Submission to the Inquiry on the Migration Amendment (Repairing Medical Transfers) Bill 2019

    Submission to the Inquiry on the Migration Amendment (Repairing Medical Transfers) Bill 2019

    BMRSG’s submission as to why we do not support this bill. “We are concerned that this bill will slow the evacuation of seriously ill people from Manus and Nauru to Australia for specialist treatment thus exacerbating their disorders. Doctors and medical personnel must always be able make the decision for rapid medical evacuation in a society which values human life.
    The previous system involved many levels of bureaucracy and constant court battles to enable medical transfers, an expensive and time wasting business.”

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    • 20TH AUGUST 2019
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    Urgent call for Government to protect asylum seekers and refugees

    Urgent call for Government to protect asylum seekers and refugees

    The Australian Human Rights Commission calls on the Australian Government to make urgent changes to improve protections for approximately 30,000 refugees and asylum seekers living in the Australian community.

    A new report Lives on hold: Refugees and asylum seekers in the ‘Legacy Caseload’ reveals the human rights situation of approximately 30,000 refugees and asylum seekers, including families and children, who arrived in Australia by boat before 1 January 2014.

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