Private Sponsorship to Australia

Private Sponsorship to Australia 2018-03-02T12:01:07+00:00

PROGRAM PARTNERS

Amnesty International
Refugee Council
Save the Children
Welcome to Australia

Program Summary

The ACRT has joined together with Save the Children, Refugee Council, Amnesty International and Welcome to Australia to recommend guiding principles for the new Community Support Program (CSP)  which will enable members of the Australian community to sponsor visas for refugees from around the world who wish to begin the process of rebuilding their lives in Australia.

Ecumenically churches in Australia have a long history in supporting the settlement of refugees in Australia including through direct sponsorship within the Refugee and Humanitarian Program.

The CSP is an opportunity for Churches to renew this work, however, we are concerned that the program includes the most vulnerable refugees as well as those who may have skills to contribute to Australia. This work is ongoing but you can view the joint statement from December last year here.