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

Current Campaign

This is an action kit for RAR groups and friends.  The aim is to get the Australian Government with the help of the opposition to accept the NZ offer to resettle Asylum Seekers currently in PNG.  The campaign will finish on Thursday October 24.

EMAIL YOUR LOCAL MP and STATE SENATORS, asking them as your representative to ask the relevant Minister the following questions

  • What will it take to get Asylum Seekers in PNG to New Zealand?
  • What is the Government’s plan for Asylum Seekers in PNG who do not go to the United States?      Read more  #ToNZ

For an up to date concise account of how we got to having all these men stranded in PGN with no plan, read Fr Giorgio Licini The festering wounds of Manus and Nauru 

Latest News

    • 20TH JUNE 2019
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    An uplifting experience, The Staging Post

    An uplifting experience, The Staging Post

    Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group hosted a screening of “The Staging Post” at Mt Vic Flicks on Wednesday 19th of June for Refugee Week.
    The filmmaker Jolyon Hoff and Afghan refugee Muzafar Ali were present for a Q&A after the film And answered questions to a packed house.
    Read more about this uplifting film.

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    • 17TH JUNE 2019
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    An evidence based refugee policy agenda

    An evidence based refugee policy agenda

    A successful refugee policy not only manages national borders but also protects people who need safety, and demonstrates leadership in meeting the global challenge of displacement. That’s why the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law has set out an independent, nonpartisan, evidence-based refugee policy agenda, challenging policymakers and the public to reimagine Australia’s current approach – so that both refugees and the nation can prosper amid today’s real challenges.

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    • 14TH JUNE 2019
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    Shared learning as refugee from Sierra Leone speaks with Winmalee students

    Shared learning as refugee from Sierra Leone speaks with Winmalee students

    Sierra Leonian refugee Clavenda Bockarie spoke to Winmalee High School,students at their school assembly on Tuesday 4 June. Ms. Bockarie fled Sierra Leone, a country in West Africa, during the country’s bloody civil war. Throughout this time many journalists were harrassed, detained or murdered for reporting unfavourably about the government of President
    Ahmed Tejan Kabbah. In 1998, when Ms. Bockarie was three years old her mother, broadcast journalist Olivia Mensah, was arrested and imprisoned as an enemy of the state. Eventually Ms. Bockarie, her siblings and her mother escaped and reached asylum in Australia via a refugee
    camp in Ghana.

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    • 5TH JUNE 2019
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    This is not a defeat, this is a call for action.

    This is not a defeat, this is a call for action.

    This is not a defeat, this is a call to action for us. Our job is not to give up but to build something better starting today.
    We will only fight harder for people seeking asylum and be even more fearless. We can’t let this break us or even bend our determination, too many refugees lives depend on us coming together leading with love and direct action now.
    Read where we can start and one letter written the day ofter the election result.

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    • 25TH MAY 2019
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    BMRSG Helps – Two young people with so much to offer.

    BMRSG Helps – Two young people with so much to offer.

    Good news stories of 2 young people from Western Sydney whose families came seeking asylum.
    One young man who is the school athletics champion and another young girl who starred in the school assignment on Multiculturalism.
    Just two of the many making a contribution to our community.

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    • 7TH MAY 2019
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    The Jim Tulip Candidates Forum – Questions to candidates in Macquarie

    The Jim Tulip Candidates Forum – Questions to candidates in Macquarie

    Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group is sending these questions to the candidates in Macquarie contesting the Federal election from the 3 major parties. We aim to enable voters to make an informed decision on this issue when considering their choice of candidate and party. Despite repeated attempts to elicit a response to the questions from

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