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The Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce has been established to promote a shared Christian vision of compassion and hospitality for asylum seekers and refugees. The churches and their agencies work together to advocate for just and humane policies.

Media Release: Australian Christian Churches stand in unity for compassion, justice and dignity for refugees in Manus Island, PNG.

24 November 2017 Please note this is a joint media release between the National Council of Churches in Australia, Act for Peace and the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce.

Australian Christian Churches stand in unity for compassion, justice and dignity for refugees in Manus Island, PNG.

The National Council of Churches in Australia, Act for Peace and […]

Joint Policy Briefing: Australia’s approach to private/community sponsorship of refugees

4 December 2017 Joint Policy Briefing: Australia’s approach to private/community sponsorship of refugees

We are leading organisations in the refugee and humanitarian sector and have prepared this joint policy briefing to suggest ways in which the government can enable members of the Australian community to play a greater role in helping Australia respond to the global refugee crisis, which is now unprecedented in scale.

Our agencies were among the dozens of organisations including Australian businesses, philanthropic organisations and […]

Church, aid and human rights groups call on government to evacuate the refugee camps

It’s not just President Donald Trump complaining about an agreement between the Australian and American governments to move twelve hundred and fifty refugees from Nauru and Manus Island to the US. A coalition of 70 church, human rights and aid groups wants an end to the refugees’ uncertainty over whether they’ll ever get to America. Listen to the full story from RN.

Campaigns

Parliamentary Code of Race Ethics

20 years after the first emergence of Pauline Hanson, the 45th Parliament has again become dominated by divisive race […]

Parliamentary Submission: Inquiry in the Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing Cohort) Bill 2016

Download the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce response and the Uniting Justice response.

Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce

Uniting Justice

ABC NewsRadio: The Business of Offshore Detention

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Last week, the Papua New Guinea Government made the decision to close the Manus Island detention centre, after […]

Latest Resources

National Day of Prayer for the mothers of people in Australia’s offshore detention centres

Church Bulletin Notice

Please consider including this text in your Church bulletin this week.

As […]

Movement of the Heart

Movement of the Hear is a Novena of Prayer running from 12 June, the Feast of […]

ACRT Schools and Churches Poster

Download the ACRT Schools and Churches Poster.

The Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce […]

Taskforce Report

The Taskforce's report calling for an independent guardian for unaccompanied children

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Taskforce’s Pre-Budget Policy Submission

The Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce’s Pre-Budget Policy Submission advocates for an urgent and comprehensive review of all spending related to asylum seekers and an end to the needless waste of offshore detention and work rights for asylum seekers.

News

Joint Policy Briefing: Australia’s approach to private/community sponsorship of refugees

4 December 2017 Joint Policy Briefing: Australia’s approach to private/community sponsorship of refugees We are leading organisations in the refugee and [...]

Media Release: Australian Christian Churches stand in unity for compassion, justice and dignity for refugees in Manus Island, PNG.

24 November 2017 Please note this is a joint media release between the National Council of Churches in Australia, Act [...]

Media Release: Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce urge adherence to international measures on the use of force and securement for Manus Island transfer.

November 14 2017 The Australian Churches’ Refugee Taskforce (ACRT) maintains the belief that those whom sought Australia’s protection, and were [...]

Opinion

Recommendations to Protect Refugees in the Middle East by Philip Ruddock and Chris Hayes

The Taskforce supports the recommendations made by the Hon. Philip Ruddock and MP Chris Hayes on Australia's role in protecting [...]

40 years on, Vietnamese refugees are still coming

The Vietnamese diaspora are celebrating the 40th year of migration to Australia, but the way we treat Vietnamese refugees has [...]

Christian Analysis of AHRC Report into Children in Detention

The Forgotten Children in Detention: It is the simplest of instructions to followers of Christ: “learn to do good; seek justice, [...]

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