A Christian Vision of compassion and hospitality for asylum seekers and refugees

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resources
17 July, 2019
Return to Homeland Resource Guide
Many asylum seekers living in our community are facing rejection of their asylum application and subsequent return to their homeland. This guide provides information to help community understand what the process may look like and in what ways a person may assist.Download the Resource Guide.
MEDIA RELEASE
24 June, 2019
Still No Solution
In the wake of recent reports of increases in self harm and distress in Nauru and particularly on Manus Island, PNG, the ACRT is deeply concerned that are still no transparent solutions for safely re-settling all vulnerable people in both locations. Download the Full Media Release.
community
3 June, 2019
Community Sponsorship Scheme
From Lisa Button, Director of Community Refugee Sponsorship Initiative.
This paper outlines in detail CRSI’s vision for a future community sponsorship scheme in Australia as undertaken in Canada.
Read the full report.
MEDIA RELEASE
15 February, 2019
The Australian Churches’ Refugee Taskforce and the National Council of Churches in Australia call for an end to the demonising of refugees and asylum seekers and a humane approach to their care and support. As people of faith we welcome recent moves to bring all children in detention off Nauru...
Download the Full Media Release.
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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.

PLEASE CONSIDER A DONATION

Your donation will be used to support the various campaigns of the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce.
*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.

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