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

    • 15TH JANUARY 2013
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    Refugees step up protests in Australia’s offshore detention camps

    New unrest, involving hunger strikes, attempted suicides and letters addressed to the Australian people, has erupted on Manus Island, the remote Papua New Guinea island where the Australian government has so far incarcerated 221 asylum seekers. The refugees’ protests highlight the inhumanity of the Labor government’s policy, which consists of transporting men, women and children

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    • 15TH JANUARY 2013
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    Activists rap Australia’s offshore processing of migrants

    Humanitarian News and Analysis – a service of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.   PERTH, 14 January 2013 (IRIN) Human rights groups have strongly condemned conditions at Australia’s two offshore processing centres for asylum seekers on the Pacific islands of Nauru and Manus. “Conditions are overwhelmingly inadequate, with intolerable physical conditions that

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    • 15TH JANUARY 2013
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    The Refugee Deathtrap

    Once a haven for refugees from Afghanistan, the Pakistani city of Quetta has turned into a deathtrap. Many see escape to Australia as their only hope. For years, the Pakistani city of Quetta has been studded with billboards put up by Australia. When a suicide bomber detonated himself in a Shia Muslim rally on September

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    • 15TH JANUARY 2013
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    Breakout fails as Manus unrest grows

    Escalating unrest saw three men briefly escape the Manus Island detention facility at the weekend and run into the sea in apparent joint suicide attempt. On Saturday, 40 more people – all single men, mostly Iranians, Iraqis and Afghans – arrived at Manus. Asylum seekers already there reported that the men had not been told

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    • 14TH JANUARY 2013
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    Asylum seekers attempt escape amid claims of self-harm

    A GROUP of asylum seekers have tried to escape from Manus Island amid claims up to three refugees have attempted to commit suicide or self-harmed over conditions at the new offshore processing centre. In claims disputed by the government, the Refugee Action Coalition claimed an Iraqi father attempted to hang himself yesterday morning and was

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    • 14TH JANUARY 2013
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    Manus – out of control

    The situation on Manus Island continues to become more untenable. Below is a report from the camp residents. “The situation of Manus Island is uncertain. All people are stressed and worried. Everything seems out of control. Manus detention is not going to be calm any more. People are all angry because they brought to manus

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