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 welcomes today’s news that three federal Liberal MPs have publicly urged Prime Minister Scott…

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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 College, to discuss refugee and asylum policy in the lead up to the by-election…

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Would You Accept This Reality For Your Child? Everyday Parents Band Together To Support Call To Get Kids Off Nauru

Would you accept this reality for your child? Everyday parents band together to support call to get kids off Nauru

Mums and dads from all walks of life are the latest group to lend their support to the campaign to bring the 102 children currently trapped on Nauru to Australia in a moving and emotional video.
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Former refugee Shukufa Tahiri recognised as one of Australia’s most influential women

MEDIA RELEASE Friday 7 September 2018     Former refugee, and now human rights advocate, Shukufa Tahiri has been recognised as one of Australia’s most influential woman for her tireless work.   The Australian Financial Review this week named Ms Tahiri in its prestigious 100 Women of Influence awards.   Ms Tahiri arrived in Australia to reunite with her father who had sought asylum…

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New Nauru Report Exposes Offshore Processing Abuse As Regional Leaders Meet For Pacific Island Forum

New Nauru report exposes offshore processing abuse as regional leaders meet for Pacific Island Forum

MEDIA RELEASE   Two prominent refugee organisations have released a new report today that rips through the shroud of secrecy surrounding offshore processing on Nauru. Secrecy enforced by the Australian government.   The report includes detailed cases of child and adult trauma and descriptions of deteriorating conditions that people seeking asylum live through in Nauru.   Read the full report here.   As leaders…

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The Refugee Council Of Australia Joins Campaign To Free 119 Children Trapped On Nauru Before Universal Children’s Day

The Refugee Council of Australia joins campaign to free 119 children trapped on Nauru before Universal Children’s Day

MEDIA RELEASE Embargoed until 10:30am, Monday 20 August 2018 Canberra, Australia: The Refugee Council of Australia has today joined a renewed campaign to pressure Australia’s political leaders to bring the 119 children currently trapped on Nauru, to Australia. The #KidsOffNauru Campaign, driven by Australia’s prominent humanitarian and refugee sector organisations, is calling for the urgent evacuation of children off the island and brought to…

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Five years of suffering and abuse – Australia does not have the solution

Today marks five years since the Australian government started sending everyone coming by boat to seek asylum to languish in offshore detention centres in the Pacific, never to be resettled in Australia. In those five years, 12 people have died, families have been torn apart, and over 3,000 children and adults have endured enormous mental and physical harm.
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Refugee Council Warns Government Cuts To Support Services For Asylum Seekers Could Push People Into Destitution

Refugee Council warns government cuts to support services for asylum seekers could push people into destitution

Today, the Department of Home Affairs will begin a staggered exit of around 1500 people seeking asylum from the lifesaving Status Resolution Support Services (SRSS). The news comes despite warnings that these cuts could result in thousands of vulnerable people being pushed into destitution and homelessness.
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New UN refugee statistics should spur Australia to constructive action in Asia

Reflecting on new United Nations statistics which show that the global number of people who are now refugees is at a 70-year high, Australians and their government should not allow themselves to be overwhelmed by grim statistics but should redouble efforts to seek practical answers.
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NGO leaders and community groups gathering in Canberra on June 18th to protest looming humanitarian crisis in our communities

For immediate release – 14 June 2018 MEDIA RELEASE NGO leaders and community groups gathering in Canberra on June 18th to protest looming humanitarian crisis in our communities Leaders from ten national NGOs, along with a delegation of people seeking asylum and community members, will gather at Parliament House on Monday June 18th to implore the Australian Government to stop cuts that will lead…

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Budget 2018-19 confirms reduction in support for people seeking asylum

At a time of urgent need for refugees here and overseas, the Australian Government's Budget does nothing to address their needs and keeps spending instead on punishing them for needing our protection
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