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
Amnesty International’s latest annual report card explains in clear terms the risks involved were the Gillard government to succeed in its quest to resurrect the inhumane Malaysian people swap, according to the Australian Greens. “The report states the deal to expel 800 asylum seekers to Malaysia in exchange for 4,000 refugees who were awaiting resettlementRead more
MOST asylum seekers detained during the Christmas Island and Villawood riots were later found to be refugees, new data shows, challenging an inquiry finding that blamed the unrest on increasing numbers of rejected detainees who would not accept the umpire’s decision. Department of Immigration data shows 88 per cent of asylum seekers who arrived byRead more
Asylum-seeker policy at its worst January 5, 2012 Opinion (From Pamela Curr, ASRC, Melbourne) WHEN some future historian tells the story of Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers since the introduction of mandatory detention in 1992, one of the saddest and cruellest elements of that story will be the plight of Ali Abbas. Ali, who turnedRead more
SBS ONE will show this fascinating feature again at 8.30pm next Tuesday 6 December. Six ordinary Australians agree to challenge their preconceived notions about refugees and asylum seekers by embarking on a confronting 25-day journey. Tracing in reverse the journeys that refugees have taken to reach Australia, they travel to some of the most dangerousRead more
Xinhua News Agency (China) Refugees in Yemen Refugee influx to Yemen reaches record high: UN agency Please see news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2011-11/19/c_131256368.htmRead more