A group of concerned Australians living in a regional area outside Sydney
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.
Practical, emotional and financial assistance for refugees and to encourage positive attitudes to refugees in the community and at all levels of government
Last time I interviewed a political figure, who also happens to be a religious leader, about why many Pakistanis are seeking asylum in foreign countries and what prompts them to resort to such desperate measures, I was told that most of them instigate violence themselves and ignite the fury of others so that they canRead more
A TAMIL asylum-seeker suffering mental health problems and living in Perth on a bridging visa has taken his life on the third attempt. The 31-year-old man, whose name has not been released, was married and was the father of a four-year-old girl. His wife and daughter are still living in his fishing village of Udappuwa,Read more
Last week I visited Villawood Residential Housing – a detention facility for families in immigration detention. Officially I was there on behalf of ChilOut, but unofficially I was there as a friend of Ranjiny, a pregnant mother of two who will give birth on January 6. Ranjiny and her two children had been assessed asRead more
THE first pictures have emerged of daily life on Manus Island, taken from the camp and sent to refugee activists on the mainland. The Department of Immigration has previously released stock photographs of the island’s processing camp, but since asylum seekers began to arrive on the island in November, the media have been unable toRead more
Multiply your impact Turn your signature into dozens more by sharing this petition and recruiting people you know to sign. To sign click here “I got one small bowl of food a day. We were never allowed to go outside. In the night I had to give massages to some of the men.” says aRead more
The Refugee Action Coalition condemns the Immigration Department’s new announced transfer of 25 single male asylum seekers to Manus Island. “The government doesn’t even have the courage to say how many of the 25 are unaccompanied minors, although the use of children’s services officers suggest there are minors among those expelled,” said spokesperson Ian Rintoul.Read more