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New initiative aims to foster Australian community spirit in welcoming refugees

Thursday 19th April 2018    Launched today, the Community Refugee Sponsorship Initiative (CRSI) is calling on government to create a system that allows the generosity of ordinary Australians to flourish, welcoming refugees into our communities. CRSI is a joint…

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Community Refugee Sponsorship Initiative launches today

Today the Refugee Council of Australia has joined other organisations including Save the Children Australia, Amnesty International Australia, the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce, Welcome to Australia and Rural Australians for Refugees to stand for an affordable and additional refugee…

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A Letter from Sitarah: English Tests Don’t Make Better Citizens

My name is Sitarah and I’m a former refugee. I know first hand about the importance of citizenship. My family and I had to flee our country, with no place to call home. Right now, members of our Parliament…

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Total number of displaced persons worldwide (22.5 million refugees) 2016

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Number of refugees
resettled or recognised
in Australia

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Proportion of world’s
refugees protected
by Australia in 2016

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Country hosting the
most refugees: Turkey