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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    • 2ND JANUARY 2013
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    End Child Detention

    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 a

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    • 1ST JANUARY 2013
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    Refugee group condemns transfer of asylum seekers to Manus Island

    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.

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    • 1ST JANUARY 2013
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    Nauru scramble to meet asylum surge

    CONSTRUCTION work on the permanent immigration processing facility on Nauru is expected to be completed in the first half of this year as the government continues transferring asylum-seekers offshore.  The progress on construction of the permanent facility follows the awarding last month of a $70 million contract, to the end of June, to Brisbane-based Canstruct

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    • 11TH DECEMBER 2012
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    We all lose when governments trash the law

    In recent months more than 400 Sri Lankans have been summarily repatriated. After arriving by boat, they were screened out by Immigration officials. This action has received little attention, as public attention has been focused on the brutalities of Nauru and on the five year sentence to bare survival that awaits other recently arrived asylum

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    • 5TH OCTOBER 2012
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    Immigration High Court ruling a blow to ASIO’s refugee veto role

    THE High Court has ruled that the denial of a protection visa to a Sri Lankan man because Australia’s spy agency declared him a security threat was unlawful. In a test case that will impact about 50 indefinitely detained Sri Lankan refugees, a majority of the High Court said it was invalid to refuse to

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    • 26TH MAY 2012
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    Never revisit the Malaysia swap deal

    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 resettlement

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