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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.

ABC NewsRadio: Government Refugee Plan Only Raises More Questions

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The Greens say the Federal Government needs to end the secrecy over its “deal” with the United States to resettle refugees from Manus Island and Nauru.

They want the government to […]

Government plan to settle refugees in the US ‘no plan’: refugee advocates

A “one-off” bilateral agreement that will see some refugees on Manus Island and Nauru resettle in the United States lacks detail and leaves many questions unanswered, refugee advocates say.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Immigration Minister Peter Dutton announced the deal on Sunday morning that will see

Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce talks to Sky News

Misha Coleman speaks about the Government’s proposed lifetime ban on refugees.  Watch the video…

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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.

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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 […]

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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

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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

Media Release: Catholic Orders from across Australia call for Amnesty for the people in detention camps saying #BringThemHere!

AUGUST 18 2016: Sisters from Catholic religious orders across Australia will today sign a statement calling on the Prime Minister [...]

Press Release: Nauru child abuse – “the government knew and did nothing”

AUGUST 10 2016: The Australian Churches’ Refugee Taskforce says the Nauru files released today corroborate previous allegations submitted to the government [...]

Press Release: Self-immolation tragedies on Nauru direct result of cruel refugee policy

MAY 5 2016: A 21-year-old Somali refugee has set herself alight on Nauru in what is the second attempted self-immolation [...]

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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