Guided by Justice and Compassion

  • Who We Are

    We are a diverse group of ordinary Australians from all sides of politics, living just outside Sydney.    The organisation has no specific religious affiliation.   We are all volunteers.

  • 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

Current Campaign

This is an action kit for RAR groups and friends.  The aim is to get the Australian Government with the help of the opposition to accept the NZ offer to resettle Asylum Seekers currently in PNG.  The campaign will finish on Thursday October 24.

EMAIL YOUR LOCAL MP and STATE SENATORS, asking them as your representative to ask the relevant Minister the following questions

  • What will it take to get Asylum Seekers in PNG to New Zealand?
  • What is the Government’s plan for Asylum Seekers in PNG who do not go to the United States?      Read more  #ToNZ

For an up to date concise account of how we got to having all these men stranded in PGN with no plan, read Fr Giorgio Licini The festering wounds of Manus and Nauru 

Latest News

    • 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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    • 10TH AUGUST 2011
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    Children held in adult prisons without charge

    As the Australian government provides high level support to the 14 year old Australian boy and his family in Indonesia, could they spare a thought for the 14 year old Indonesian boys locked up in Australia who have no parents to support them. There are around 50 Indonesian teenagers under 18 currently locked up in

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    • 31ST JULY 2011
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    Bridge for Asylum Seekers Foundation news

    Back to Work I returned home from hospital in March and recuperated at home until the end of April so my life is returning to some sort of normality. It is a long time since our last newsletter but the BASF Management Committee has been very busy upgrading its procedures, preparing applications for funding to

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