ACRT Structure

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ACRT Structure as at August 2016

The Governance structure and the three types of involvement are as follows:

Chair and Deputy Chair:

  • The Chair and Deputy Chair of the Taskforce – being the Very Reverend Dr Catt and Sr Brigid Arthur  – were re-elected at the Taskforce Annual General Meeting in November 2015.

Types of involvement in the Taskforce:


  • Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce Network: the Network is open  to any individual – lay or clergy – working in a faith-based agency or parish from within NCCA member churches and agencies. It is also open to organisational members.
  • Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce Advisory Board : network members were asked to identify and nominate Advisory Board members according to an agreed skill set that was developed collectively. That list is available here. ACRTBoardMembersAugust2016
  • The Amos Group members are essentially patrons of the Taskforce. They were identified by members and invited by the Taskforce Chair. The list of current Amos Group members is available below.

Amos Group – November 2015 (Patrons of the Taskforce)

Denomination Member Position (s)
Anglican Archbishop Roger Herft Archbishop of Perth and Metropolitan of the Province of Western Australia
Anglican Rev’d Eira Clapton Chair, CARAD, Uniting Church WA
Anglican Bishop John Harrower Anglican Bishop of Tasmania
Catholic Sister Brigid Arthur Brigidine Asylum Seekers Project
Uniting Church Rev’d Dr Dean Drayton Past President, Uniting Church Australia