From Lisa Button, Director of the Community Refugee Sponsorship Initiative
I am delighted to be able to share with you the latest publication of the Community Refugee Sponsorship Initiative (CRSI): A New Model for Community Refugee Sponsorship in Australia . This is our most comprehensive policy paper yet and is inspired by the Canadian sponsorship scheme which has seen more than 300,000 refugees welcomed and settled in Canada in the last 40 years through sponsorship by community groups (including faith groups, sporting clubs, universities and workplaces) in addition to those settled under the government-funded resettlement program. As the name suggests, this paper outlines in detail CRSI’s vision for a future community sponsorship scheme in Australia and contains some useful diagrams and a helpful 12-point ‘Key Features’ section at the back…. Read More
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DIGNITY NOT DESTITUTION
Around 12,000 people seeking asylum in Australia may be at risk of losing core services and financial support due to Government changes in the Status Resolution Support Services. The SRSS is a regular payment to help with basic living costs for those who live in Australia awaiting a decision about their immigration status.
COMMUNITY SPONSORSHIP TO AUSTRALIA
The ACRT, together with Save the Children, Refugee Council, Amnesty International and Welcome to Australia are recommending guiding principles for the new Community Support Program (CSP). This will enable members of the Australian community to sponsor visas for refugees who wish to rebuild their lives in Australia.
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*The Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce is an initiative of Act for Peace, the international aid agency of the National Council of Churches in Australia, ABN 86 619 970 188.