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When the boats come in

28th March 2014

Thousands of people coming to this country to seek asylum are being treated as criminals, either locked up on Christmas Island while awaiting transportation to Australia’s new penal colonies in Papua New Guinea and Nauru, or sent back to the…

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Link Autumn 2014

Link Autumn 2014

26th March 2014

JRS LINK Autumn 2014 Download Now

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New website for JRS

17th March 2014

JRS Australia has launched a new website which aims to use stories and images to publicise the work it does and to advocate on behalf of the refugees and asylum seekers with whom it works.

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Young asylum seekers grateful for community support

17th March 2014

Under the program JRS, in partnership with Marist Youth Care, has provided housing for 19 unaccompanied minors from Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan.

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JRS considers expanding service

17th March 2014

A needs assessment undertaken by JRS’ Head of Policy and Advocacy, Oliver White, found that asylum seekers tended to congregate in the city’s southwest due to the greater affordability of housing in this area and the concentration of cultural groups with which many asylum seekers identify.

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Ministering in a state of uncertainty

17th March 2014

Frustrated, at constant risk of being re-detained or, worse, returned to the dangers they fled, asylum seekers exist in a marginal state of uncertainty.

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Just add love

17th March 2014

Sr Pauline Fogarty wipes away tears as she contemplates the future of asylum seekers and refugees who are denied the respect and acceptance they so deeply crave from their adopted countrymen. This Brown Nurse (a nickname for nuns who are…

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A show of solidarity

14th March 2014

The Syrian crisis has created the worst humanitarian disaster in decades, with 2.5 million Syrians now living as refugees outside their country JRS Australia has visited projects run by the international arm of the organisation in the Middle East in…

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Time to convert our conscience

13th March 2014

The notion that Australia is fulfilling its legal and moral obligations as a signatory to the UN Refugee Convention by resettling refugees from refugee camps overseas is built on a convenient misreading of that convention.

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Recreating Right Relationships

6th March 2014

Reconciling people displaced through conflict Download Handbook

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