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

    • 14TH NOVEMBER 2011
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    Forum Success

    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 enjoyed

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    • 7TH NOVEMBER 2011
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    Self Harm and Suicide

    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 Age

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    • 7TH NOVEMBER 2011
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    Bush dance success

    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 a

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    • 12TH OCTOBER 2011
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    Main Fundraising Event

    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 worry

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    • 11TH OCTOBER 2011
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    Overcoming Adversity: The Australian Refugee Story

      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 to

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    • 3RD OCTOBER 2011
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    Asylum applications decided by politics not circumstances.

    Once again we see the proof that refugee cases are decided by politics not the actual circumstances of the cases. Iranian asylum applications have gone from 100% in 2008-2009 to 27% in 2010-2011. A similar slide has occurred with the Afghan cases and in fact all applications. As the politicians have turned their minds to

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