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Supporting the settlement of refugees in our national capital.

Asylum Seeker Crisis

We need help to raise $10,000 between now and the end of the financial year to maintain our current level of support ...

Education Awards Movie Night Fundraiser

Monday, 20 May at 6:30 pm Palace Electric, Acton. Cinema 3 All funds raised go to the Canberra Refugee Support ...

Meet the Sydney volunteers who are feeding families fleeing Gaza

Mostafa Rachwani Thu 4 Apr 2024 00.51 AEDT https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2024/apr/03/bake-for-gaza-sydney-volunteers-feeding-families-palestine Palestinians arriving in Australia on visitor visas are facing hardship – ...
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Fleeing bloodshed in Gaza, Palestinians arriving in Australia find they have no place to call home

Rafqa Touma Wed 27 Mar 2024 01.00 AEDT https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2024/mar/26/gaza-palestine-immigrants-australia-cancelled-visas A tourist visa is the only way in for hundreds of ...
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Piume hardly remembers her life in Sri Lanka, but lives in daily fear she will be sent back

Published 26 March 2024 5:59am By Pablo Vinales Source: SBS News A group of crossbenchers are calling on the immigration ...
Thank you Canberra

Hands Across Canberra March 06 2024

Update: Thank you to all those who contributed to our appeal. Through your efforts we have raised over $20,000 which ...

Framework for Safe and Ethical Work with Asylum Seekers in the ACT

Asylum Seeker Snapshot There are 331 asylum seekers in the ACT in contact with Companion House as of August 2023.71 ...

We’ve walked 640km to Canberra to plead for an end to our anguish. Visa limbo is breaking our hearts

Rathi Barthlote and Geetha Ramachandran Wed 18 Oct 2023 15.32 AEDT https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/oct/17/weve-walked-640km-to-canberra-to-plead-for-an-end-to-our-anguish-visa-limbo-is-breaking-our-hearts After 10 years in Australia, this is our ...

Labor to prioritise new asylum seeker claims as part of $160m package to tackle backlog

Paul Karp Chief political correspondent The Guardian Australia @Paul_KarpThu 5 Oct 2023 01.00 AEDT https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/oct/05/labor-to-prioritise-new-asylum-seeker-claims-as-part-of-160m-package-to-tackle-backlog The Albanese government will attempt ...

CRS 2023 Education Awards

As part of the ACT's recognition of UNHCHR Refugee Week, Canberra Refugee Support recognised the commitment of 40 ACT region ...

World Refugee Day @ UC with Companion House 2023

Student Equity and Participation and Companion House invites you to join us for a special morning tea event to mark ...

Zerghona’s Efforts Recognised

Zerghona Jawadi from Afghanistan was among forty refugees from fourteen countries who received a 2023 education award from Canberra Refugee ...

A refugee’s very hard road to Canberra and freedom | Refugee Week 2023

By Steve Evans June 19 2023 - 5:30am https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/8232229/refugees-hard-road-to-canberra-and-freedom Zerghona Jawadi knows about struggle. She arrived in Canberra just under ...

How Canberrans and ACT organisations help refugees | Refugee Week 2023

By Steve Evans June 19 2023 - 5:30am How Canberrans and ACT organisations help refugees | Refugee Week 2023 | ...

Last goodbye – Fundraiser for Dhuha

CRS has been supporting Dhuha over the past few years on her journey to have her claim for asylum accepted ...

Budget provides no answers on Government’s plans for refugee program 

The 2023-24 Federal Budget has left Australians with no answers about the Albanese Government’s plans to act on its commitment ...

Palm Sunday Rally: Refugees – Permanent Visas for ALL

Canberra Garema Place, 2nd April 2023 Palm Sunday Rally: Refugees – Permanent Visas for ALL For many years, people across ...
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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 ...

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 ...

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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