New initiative aims to foster Australian community spirit in welcoming refugees

Thursday 19th April 2018    Launched today, the Community Refugee Sponsorship Initiative (CRSI) is calling on government to create a system that allows the generosity of ordinary Australians to flourish, welcoming refugees into our communities. CRSI is a joint project of the Refugee Council of Australia, Amnesty International Australia, Save…

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Community Refugee Sponsorship Initiative Launches Today

Community Refugee Sponsorship Initiative launches today

Today the Refugee Council of Australia has joined other organisations including Save the Children Australia, Amnesty International Australia, the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce, Welcome to Australia and Rural Australians for Refugees to stand for an affordable and additional refugee community sponsorship program. The Community Refugee Sponsorship Initiative’s vision is to…

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A Letter From Sitarah: English Tests Don’t Make Better Citizens

A Letter from Sitarah: English Tests Don’t Make Better Citizens

My name is Sitarah and I’m a former refugee. I know first hand about the importance of citizenship. My family and I had to flee our country, with no place to call home. Right now, members of our Parliament are again attacking our citizenship laws to exclude people like me…

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#ChangeThePolicy Of Cruelty, Save The SRSS

#ChangeThePolicy of cruelty, save the SRSS

There is a support program for people seeking asylum in Australia called the Status Resolution Support Service or SRSS. It provides a basic living allowance, casework, and access to torture and trauma counselling. While the support is minimal it is still lifesaving for many people. The Government is now in…

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