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Supporting the settlement of refugees in our national capital.

Fundraising Dinner 13th Sept, 2022

High rents and living costs are hitting refugees living in Canberra hard. Local organisations, Canberra Refugee Support, Companion House and ...
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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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CRS 2022 Scholarship Recipients Announced

Nilofar Ibrahimi is a recipient of the 2022 CRS Geoff McPherson Scholarship Awards Each year CRS awards scholarships to students ...
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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 https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/jun/21/i-want-to-normalise-hijab-wearing-was-newest-labor-senator-on-making-history 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 (probonoaustralia.com.au) 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 https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-06-15/awer-mabil-from-refugee-camp-to-world-cup-socceroo/101151676 The family of Awer Mabil has known both heartbreak and exquisite elation, and ...
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Struggle to keep Asylum Seekers from Homelessness

By Miriam Webber Updated May 24 2022 - 6:18pm, first published 5:30am https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7750210/agencies-struggle-to-keep-asylum-seekers-from-homelessness/?cs=14264 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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Orphaned Tanzanian refugees find home in the capital

On Mornings with Adrienne Francis Orphaned Tanzanian refugees find home in the capital - Mornings - ABC Radio Nicodeme (13), ...
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Social enterprise Cafe Stepping Stone teams up with Sweet Bones’ chef to help refugees

Lucy Ridge 21 April 2022 The Riotact Cafe Stepping Stone is teaming up with Sweet Bones Bakery and Cafe chef ...
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MYAN Ambassador - National Call for MYAN’s Youth Ambassadors 2022

National Call for MYAN’s Youth Ambassadors 2022

Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network Australia (MYAN), an organization which works inpartnership with young people, government and the non-government sectors to ...
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Kyiose Han, who is originally from Myanmar, was kicked out of home in Australia when he was 17.

‘I was lost’: Kyiose faced homelessness after arriving in Australia from Myanmar – and he’s not alone

The Guardian Australia Mostafa Rachwani @Rachwani91 Sat 26 Mar 2022 06.00 AEDTLast modified on Thu 31 Mar 2022 12.27 AEDT ...
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The Federal Budget: What it means for refugees and people seeking humanitarian protection

Refugee Council of Australia - Media Release 30th March 2022 Key Points: An additional 16,500 humanitarian places for Afghan nationals ...
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Government listens to community pleas by adding 16,500 new places for Afghan refugees

Refugee Council of Australia - Media Release 29th March 2022 The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) has welcomed the announcement ...
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Refugees on boat

UNHCR – Resettlement to New Zealand for persons subject to Australia’s offshore transfer policy

https://www.unhcr.org/en-au/unhcr-canberra-australia.html New Zealand and Australia announced on 24 March 2022 an arrangement under which New Zealand will resettle eligible refugees ...
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Geoff McPherson CRS Scholarship Program 2022:  Request for donations

Many of you will already be familiar with the hugely beneficial support provided each year to refugee and asylum seeker ...
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Australians welcome NZ’s generosity to refugees in offshore processing

Media Release from the Refugee Council of Australia 24th March 2022 Australians welcome NZ’s generosity to refugees in offshore processing ...
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Refugee and Migrant Swim school - pupil and teacher

How the death of ‘the most selfless person’ led to a life-changing venture

By Antoinette Radford ABC News 21st March 2022 https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-21/refugee-adult-swim-school-canberra-drowning-prevention/100888424 Shortly after 7pm, as the hum of activity fades across an ...
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Afghani family on humanitarian support

Australians want a more open-hearted national response to refugees

Refugee Council of Australia - Media Release The Australian Government must reverse its recent cuts to the Refugee and Humanitarian ...
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