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
Report From Darwin – from local witnesses Over the past few weeks the Darwin Asylum Seeker Support and Advocacy Network (DASSAN) has been receiving almost daily reports of suicide attempts and self harm incidents at the Northern Immigration Detention Centre (NIDC) in Darwin. For example in the past few days: 2 detainees attempted to hangRead more
The Overcoming Adversity forum held on 12 November was a resounding success. Presentations were excellent and were followed by an interesting question session. The Mudlarks choir gave a very skilled and moving performance. 137 people attended. Nine members and the Hominy Bakery provided superb cakes and snacks for an ample afternoon tea which was enjoyedRead more
Asylum Seekers Resource Centre spokeswoman Pamela Curr writes: It is just one week since the Four Corners program showed us what is happening in Australian Detention centres. It is a week since a Sri Lankan Refugee in Villawood took his life rather than remain in detention. It is only a few days since The AgeRead more
Last Saturday’s bush dance was a success and our thanks go to all of you who have helped with distribution of flyers, raffle ticket sales and a dozen other tasks. About 100 of you were involved. The Ambushed band was very good and the caller made sure that we learned the dances and had aRead more
Old-fashioned Family Bush Dance The main fundraising event for 2011 was an Old-fashioned Family Bush Dance, which was held at the Wentworth Falls School of Arts on the GW Highway. Parking is available around the back in Adele Ave. There will be live music from the band ‘AMBUSHED’, which will be both lively and fun. Don’t worryRead more
A Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group Forum Current Status Fact Sheet Forum Goal That the humanity of Australian refugees’ lives is understood and their considerable contribution to Australian society appreciated. Invitees MC: Adam Searle, MLC, barrister, former Blue Mountains Mayor and with a track record as a fair, firm and impartial chair. Welcome toRead more