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Refugees and Asylum Seekers

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Tuesday, 05 June 2012 12:53

Refugee Week 2012

Refugee Week, from 17 to 23 June, is an opportunity for Australians to grow in solidarity with refugees and give them hope.

Thursday, 31 May 2012 09:34

Dying to live in Australia

Refugees and asylum seekers should not be neglected on our watch, but should be given instead special access to our energies and love, says the Associate Director of Jesuit Refugee Service Australia, Dr Maryanne Loughry rsm.

Peace Matters: A Journey of Life, Love and Loss is an evening of transcendent music from John Lander and Matthew Field on Saturday, 31 March at St Joseph's Church, cnr of Rouse & Stokes Streets, Port Melbourne.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012 09:24

Conversations with refugees

refugeesAs part of their Sunday Circle series, the Loreto Sisters are holding a conversation session with recent asylum seekers from 3.30-5.30pm, Sunday 26 February at the Treacy Centre, 126 The Avenue, Parkville in Melbourne.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011 14:36

Report exposes risks of mandatory detention

mandatory detention imageCRA’s Justice Network supports a new report which urges Australians to consider the long-term consequences of asylum policies in our country.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011 17:35

Asylum seeker health report launch

A report on the long-term health costs of extended mandatory detention of asylum seekers will be launched in Melbourne at 11am today, 12 October at St Brigid's Church Hall, 378 Nicholson St, North Fitzroy.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011 14:41

From refugees to missionary Sisters

OLSH Sisters at Melbourne conventThe life stories of Theresa Vu and Huyen Nguyen are emblematic of many Vietnamese migrants who are called to religious life, writes Dan McAloon. 

Monday, 05 September 2011 14:21

CRA endorses new approach to asylum seekers

Following last week's historic High Court ruling that declared the Malaysia refugee swap deal invalid, CRA has joined with Australia’s community sector to call on the Australian Government to abandon the current fixation with offshore ‘solutions’, and to establish a just and humane approach to Australia’s response to people seeking asylum. To read the statement and to add your name click on read more.