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Refugees and Asylum Seekers

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pax christi squarePax Christi Australia speaks out against proposed legislation that would prevent people arriving by boat without a visa from ever entering Australia in a media release.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 16:23

Appeal to human compassion and decency

CRA Yr of Mercy 2In a media release, Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) joins its voice to many others in appealing to the Australian Government for compassion and decency in its treatment of asylum seekers and refugees.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 16:47

Resource for action on the Nauru files

refugees forever 150The Conference of Leaders of Religious Institutes in NSW or CLRI(NSW) has published a resource on "The Nauru Files" - incident reports of abuse inflicted upon refugees detained in Nauru.

IAWG end child detention logoNew advocacy resources from the Inter-Agency Working Group to End Child Detention have recently come out of the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants held on 19 September 2016. 

Global Trends displacement cvrThe refusal of Syria's four neighbouring countries to shut their borders provides a stark (and challenging) example of what the structure of protection for refugees should look like, writes Jesuit Refugee Service Assistant Director Oliver White.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 16:15

Empowered to Work Program

empowered to work program Loreto Sister Libby Rogerson writes about this latest program from the House of Welcome to assist refugees and people seeking asylum find ongoing sustainable employment and re-establish a sense of hope.

JRS logo150In a media release, Jesuit Refugee Service Australia urges the Prime Minister to exercise moral and political leadership by immediately closing the offshore processing centres on Nauru and Manus Island.

capsa logoIn a media release, the Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA) has called for a Royal Commission following allegations of countless cases of abuse, sexual assault and self-harm of people seeking asylum on Nauru.