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

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    • 8TH JANUARY 2013
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    Manus Island People response to DIAC Letter

    Pamela Curr has provided a copy of this response: Sent: Mon, Jan 7, 2013 11:58:06 AM Thanks DIAC for answering our letter. The Response was very confused and unrelated to our questions. That’s why we are writing again. You note our concerns about standards of facilities and amenities. But we have a number of further

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    • 8TH JANUARY 2013
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    PNG Opposition Plans Legal Challenge To Manus Refugee Center

    Namah seeks return of detainees to Australia PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (The National, Jan. 7, 2013) – Opposition leader Belden Namah, questioning the constitutionality of the asylum seekers’ detention scheme on Manus Island, says he has instructed his lawyers to seek a court order to return the detainees to Australia. He said he had

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    • 8TH JANUARY 2013
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    Asylum seekers: Expelled from Pakistan with no choice

    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 can

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    • 7TH JANUARY 2013
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    Asylum-seeker takes his life

    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,

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    • 6TH JANUARY 2013
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    Ranjiny’s baby will be born into a life in detention

    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 as

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    • 5TH JANUARY 2013
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    Life on Manus Island: disease, heat, suffering

    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 to

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