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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.

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...

#YearOfWelcome: February Action

Often, it feels as if the complexity of refugee policy, international law and complicated classifications and jargon serve as a distraction from what is really important – the human beings who have been displaced from...

2020: Year Of Welcome

12 months. 12 ways to build a welcoming Australia. The Refugee Council of Australia is declaring 2020, the #YearOfWelcome. You can add your name to the cause and we will send you one action each month to help foster a...