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Refugees and Asylum Seekers

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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.

acrt logoThe Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce says the latest tragedy on Nauru is the direct result of the cruel refugee policy championed by both major political parties in Australia.

Global Trends displacement cvrOliver White of Jesuit Refugee Service Australia explains why Australia's border control strategy, seen as a model by some European policymakers, have catastrophic consequences.

Migrant Refugee Kit Poster 2016 smThe Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office (ACMRO) has published a kit to mark Migrant and Refugee Week and help us ponder how we can help and advocate for the rights of migrants and refugees.

refugees forever 150Along with the celebrations is the question we cannot ignore: what will happen to the 2000 people in a limbo of despair on Manus Island and Nauru, asks Loreto Sister Libby Rogerson.

capsa logoAn open letter from the Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA) urges Australian political leaders to develop more humane responses to refugees and asylum seekers. It also informs them that CAPSA is urging voters to assess election candidates on the positions they take on refugees and asylum seekers.