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Our Deputy CEO, Adama Kamara

Adama Kamara is an experienced community development practitioner with specialist skills in community engagement, partnership development, grants administration, policy and program development. She has over 15 years’...

RCOA Impact Report 2019-20

We promote humane and compassionate policies for people seeking safety in Australia and around the globe. While we cannot predict the wars, conflicts and oppressive regimes that will force people to seek asylum, we can...

Annual General Meeting

2021 Annual General Meeting RCOA’s 2021 AGM will take place on Monday 8 November from 12pm-1.45pm via Zoom. Elections will take place for the following Board positions: President and Secretary and three...

RCOA Impact Report 2018-19

We promote humane and compassionate policies for people seeking safety in Australia and around the globe. While we cannot predict the wars, conflicts and oppressive regimes that will force people to seek asylum, we can...

Our Team

RCOA Staff Leadership Chief Executive Officer: Paul Power (Sydney) Deputy Chief Executive Officer: Adama Kamara (Sydney) Policy team Director of Policy and Research: Rebecca Eckard (Melbourne) Senior Policy Officer:...

Our CEO, Paul Power

Paul Power has been CEO of the Refugee Council of Australia since 2006. As head of the national umbrella body on refugee policy, he helps to lead NGO advocacy with the Australian Government and United Nations agencies...

Who we are

The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) is the national umbrella body for refugees and the organisations and individuals who support them. It has approximately 200 organisational and over 300 individual members. Formed...

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Give refugees and people seeking asylum a stronger voice As a small not-for-profit organisation, the Refugee Council of Australia depends on the support of its members and donors to maintain its independent research...