Guided by Justice and Compassion

  • Who We Are

    A group of concerned Australians living in a regional area outside Sydney

  • 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

Latest News

    • 28TH MARCH 2019
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    A way forward after Christchurch

    A way forward after Christchurch

    After an act of total disharmony and hate perpetrated on a peaceful neighbour by one of our own in Harmony Week we need a way forward. There is continuum of disharmony of human distress and dislocation. As a nation we have not been so great at listening to those on the margins and walking with

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    • 24TH MARCH 2019
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    Hundreds gather at Katoomba vigil for victims of Christchurch tragedy

    Hundreds gather at Katoomba vigil for victims of Christchurch tragedy

    Tears flowed and words of compassion, love and solidarity rang out at a vigil in Katoomba on Friday for the victims of the Christchurch tragedy. About 400 people gathered at Peace Park near the council chambers for two minutes silence for the 50 people killed in the attacks on two mosques in Christchurch on March 15.
    One of the organisers of the vigil, Jude Finch from the Blue Mountains Women’s Health and Resource Centre, spoke of taking a stand against bigotry, hatred and discrimination, and pausing to reflect on a way forward.”Today we have the opportunity to consider how we change the world we live in,” she said.”It would be good if today led to purposeful actions.”

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    • 19TH MARCH 2019
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    Vigil for the Victims of the Christchurch Tragedy

    Vigil for the Victims of the Christchurch Tragedy

    Vigil for the Victims of the Christchurch Tragedy – Katoomba 12.30 Friday 22 March.
    Sydney Town Hall Square 5.30 Thursday 21 March

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    • 12TH MARCH 2019
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    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 group

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    • 10TH MARCH 2019
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    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.

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    • 8TH MARCH 2019
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    Another death in Villawood

    Another death in Villawood

    After the latest suicide attempt at Villawood I rang Susan Templeman’s Office to let her know that we were all deeply concerned at the mounting number of suicides and attempted suicides caused by indefinite detention policies. Through her office manager she expressed her deep concern but said that, as an opposition MP and a known supported of refugees, her voice makes little difference without direct calls from the public to the Ministers concerned. BCC her in emails.
    Read more to get addresses and see sample letters.

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