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Request for donations for the 2023 Geoff McPherson Education Awards Program

Each year Canberra Refugee Support offers Education Awards to refugee students through the Geoff McPherson CRS Refugee Education Awards Program ...
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Important Information about the End of TPVs and SHEVs

Published by the Refugee Council of Australia On 13 February 2023, the Albanese Government announced that it would end the ...
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CRS Presidents Update

CRS support Now that we are out of the holiday season and well into 2023, I thought I would take ...
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Some refugees on temporary protection visas will now have access to permanent residency

Amy Remeikis and Ben DohertyMon 13 Feb 2023 06.32 AEDTFirst published in the Guardian Australia on Mon 13 Feb 2023 ...
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Refugee Council welcomes lifting of restriction on refugee family reunion.

Refugee Council welcomes lifting of restriction on refugee family reunion ...
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Calvary Hospital Refugee Mentoring Program Graduate

Muhammad Qayum, an Afghan refugee supported by CRS, recently graduated from the Calvary Hospital Refugee Mentoring Program. Muhammad and his ...
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In Australia’s severe rental crisis, asylum seekers are increasingly desperate for a place to live

The Guardian Australian - Each week about 150 people are coming to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre in housing ...
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Delays in current processing of onshore asylum claims may allow people to lodge claims with no merit and stay in Australia for years

Excerpt from the Refugee Council of Australia Submission to the ‘Migration System for Australia’s Future’ Discussion Paper Australian Government statistics ...
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Labor to allow 19,000 refugees to stay permanently in Australia from early 2023

Paul Karp@Paul_KarpTue 20 Dec 2022 18.42 AEDT The Albanese government will, in early 2023, allow 19,000 refugees to stay ...
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Hardly anyone is getting off Nauru!

‘Hardly anyone is getting off’: despite Labor’s promises, refugees needing urgent medical care remain on Nauru The Guardian Ben Doherty ...
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A warm thank you to everyone has has supported the work of CRS this year.

As we approach Christmas I want to warmly thank everyone who has supported the work of Canberra Refugee Support this ...
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Open Garden fund raising event for CRS

Tigminou 29 October @ 10:00 am - 30 October @ 4:00 pm Open Gardens Canberra is holding a 'triple treat' ...
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Do you want to help a refugee family in a practical and meaningful way?

Finally - you can now sponsor and welcome the next refugee household to arrive in Australia Notification from the Refugee ...
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Submission to DHA Discussion Paper: Next steps to improve Australia’s settlement and integration of refugees

The vital role that refugee-led organisations play in the settlement journey needs to be recognised, supported and funded. Specific funding ...
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Muslim Australian Fatima Payman says her path to becoming a senator still feels ‘completely unreal’.

‘I want to normalise hijab wearing’: WA’s newest Labor senator on making history

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent @msmarto Tue 21 Jun 2022 03.30 AEST When Fatima Payman takes her seat in ...
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The research is in: Australians support refugees

Samantha Freestone | 20 June 2022 at 3:11 pm The research is in: Australians support refugees - PBA ( Aussies strongly support ...
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Awer Mabil’s journey from refugee camp to the World Cup is the stuff that dreams are made of

ABC Radio Adelaide / By Daniel Keane The family of Awer Mabil has known both heartbreak and exquisite elation, ...
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Struggle to keep Asylum Seekers from Homelessness

By Miriam Webber Updated May 24 2022 - 6:18pm, first published 5:30am Community agencies say they have pitched in ...
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REFUGEE WEEK 19 – 25 JUNE 2022 – Fundraiser

The Parish of Manuka Refugee Support Team invites you to participate in the 2022 Refugee Week activities. OUR FUND-RAISING MOVIE ...
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Ayaan – a short film

Written and directed by Alies Sluiter When a refugee encounters an indigenous man on a remote Australian beach, she must ...
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