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Want to do more to help refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia? You can find lots of practical information here to get involved and join the movement.

Letter to MPs on ongoing detention

Novak Djokovic’s detention in January 2022, resulted in increased international focus on Australia’s cruel immigration system, drawing attention to the 60 people detained for more than eight years. We are now urging you...

Saleem Spindari on Operation #NotForgotten

In March 1990, I fled my home with my parents and extended family members. We didn’t have any clue of where we were heading. We just wanted to run away from the Iraqi troops that were getting closer to our home city of...

#YearOfWelcome: October action

My name is Deena and I’m writing to you from the Refugee Council of Australia. We’re now into month 10 of the Year of Welcome.  Thank you for coming along on the journey with us this far, despite the challenges that...

#YearOfWelcome: September action

We are nearing the end of the 2020. What a year it has been. None of us could have foreseen the chaos and turbulence that has shaken our world. At the Refugee Council of Australia, 2020 has marked a period of...

Fatma’s Story: A family left behind

Fatma is a mother of four children, including Jasmin. Both Fatma and her partner lost work when Covid-19 hit Australia, and being in the process of seeking asylum, none of her family are eligible for support from the...