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
Joanne Lee of the House of Welcome says “It’s that Christmas time of year and it gives us the chance to stop and say a VERY BIG thank you to all of those who have supported asylum seekers and refugees through the House of Welcome this year. We’re having a Christmas Lunch on Monday, 5thRead more
A major refugee rights demonstration will be held outside the ALP national conference on December 4, details are below. Not in Malaysia, Not in Nauru—No offshore processing, end mandatory detention—Refugees are welcome. Rally 12pm Sunday December 4, Sydney Town Hall to march to ALP conference at Darling Harbour Endorsements include: Chilout, Refugee Action Coalition, LaborRead more
Ismail is a Hazara asylum seeker who has tried to obtain protection in several countries and is in danger of being deported by the Australian Immigration Department. Please see background of legal action to prevent this on: http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2011/s3368416.htm The great news is that Ismail will not be deported immediately. The court has set another hearingRead more
Bush dance and forum – a message of thanks Now that the dust has settled on these two major events,it is time to thank all the people who have helped. A veritable army of volunteers distributed posters and flyers, painted and displayed banners, sold raffle tickets, prepared food, transported things and worked during the events.Read more