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RCOA condemns attacks on Hazaras in Afghanistan and call for end to forced returns

MEDIA RELEASE Thursday 15th November 2018   The Refugee Council of Australia strongly condemns escalating terrorist attacks on Hazaras in Afghanistan and calls for the international community and Afghan Government to act swiftly to prevent further violence, provide protection to those displaced by Taliban attacks, and immediately end the forced…

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RCOA Impact Report 2017-18

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 work to ensure that anyone who arrives seeking sanctuary finds the safety and support they…

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Cuts To Support For People Seeking Asylum Put Pressure On States And Community Organisations To Help Those Made Homeless

Cuts to support for people seeking asylum put pressure on states and community organisations to help those made homeless

MEDIA RELEASE Thursday 1st November 2018 Today will see hundreds more people seeking asylum exited from basic but vital support in the latest round of Federal government cuts These cuts could result in extra costs of up to $120 million for states and community organisations to help thousands who may…

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Victory for children on Nauru but they cannot hold on until Christmas

MEDIA RELEASE Thursday 1st November 2018 The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) welcomes reports that the government has taken the advice of thousands of doctors and committed to removing all children off Nauru, by the end of year. However RCOA spokesperson Kelly Nicholls says that the fact remains that 38…

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Nauru Children Do Not Have Time To Spare Whilst Political Bargaining Continues In Canberra

Nauru children do not have time to spare whilst political bargaining continues in Canberra

MEDIA RELEASE Tuesday 23 October 2018   The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) has called on the government to stop playing politics with children’s lives and urgently bring refugee children on Nauru and their families to safety.   Refugee Council of Australia spokesperson Kelly Nicholls says the organisation is relieved…

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MEDIA RELEASE – Refugee Council Welcomes MPs’ Call To Move Refugee Children From Nauru

MEDIA RELEASE – Refugee Council welcomes MPs’ call to move refugee children from Nauru

MEDIA RELEASE 16 October 2018 The Refugee Council of Australia welcomes today’s news that three federal Liberal MPs have publicly urged Prime Minister Scott Morrison to bring all the refugee and asylum seeker children and their families from Nauru to Australia for urgent medical treatment. The Refugee Council of Australia…

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Wentworth Candidates Call For Evacuation Of Refugee Kids From Nauru

Wentworth candidates call for evacuation of refugee kids from Nauru

MEDIA RELEASE Monday 15 October 2018   Leading Independent and minor party candidates united to call for the evacuation of refugee kids and their families from Nauru at a major by-election forum in Wentworth last night.   Four candidates in the Wentworth by-election spoke to a packed audience at Waverley…

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Our new video with calling for #KidsOffNauru

We have joined forces with Mums for Refugees and People Just Like Us to create a powerful video from parents and families in support of the call to get all #KidsOffNauru by November 20. The families featured declare ‘Enough is enough’ and call on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to do…

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