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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.

#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...

#YearOfWelcome: August action

There are more than 16,000 children and young people seeking asylum in Australia, and their families are ineligible for JobKeeper, JobSeeker and some can’t even access Medicare. We are calling for the expansion of the...

Seven Years of Offshore Detention

It has been seven years since 19 July 2013. On that date, the Australian Government announced that anyone who arrived in Australia by boat to seek protection would be taken to offshore processing centres on Nauru and...

#YearOfWelcome: May action

Thank you to all those who participated in our actions the last two months which involved reaching out to Federal politicians to call on them to ensure that there is #NobodyLeftBehind at this time.You can read more...

Face to Face goes digital!

Live presentations from refugee speakers now on online platforms Since 2014, the Refugee Council of Australia has been bringing refugee speakers to schools in the greater Sydney and Melbourne regions to share their...

#YearOfWelcome: April action

A call to action from a woman seeking asylum affected by COVID-19 My name is Shanika. I am seeking asylum here in Australia and have been living here for about 2 years. I am on a bridging visa while I wait which allows...

Share #NobodyLeftBehind on social media

More than 1.1 million temporary visa holders currently do not have the support they need to get through COVID-19 in Australia. We need to get this issue on the agenda. Access to Medicare, income support and prompt visa...