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Punishment ‘pour encourager les autres’

11th December 2014

Whilst the reintroduction of TPVs and the awkwardly named SHEV give us the type of visa they will get, there are other significant changes to the process and law.

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JRS launches asylum hub in Western Sydney

8th December 2014

Jesuit Refugee Service will address a lack of asylum seeker services in Western Sydney with the launch of Arrupe Place, the organisation’s new drop-in centre in Parramatta.

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Almost no silver lining in new TPV cloud

5th December 2014

Thursday evening’s Senate debate on the Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill illustrated the truly unacceptable choices faced by the cross bench Senators. Labor and the Greens opposed the Bill and unsuccessfully sought to move amendments to reduce its harshness. But what finally passed will haunt us for years to come.

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JRS calls for volunteers

2nd December 2014

As we look forward to opening Arrupe Place in 2015, we are incredibly fortunate to have connected with passionate, committed, and well qualified people who have all put their hands up to help build a more accessible, supportive and welcoming space for asylum seekers.

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Join us in making Arrupe Place a reality

2nd December 2014

This venture will initially provide casework and legal support, financial assistance and home visiting and, in so doing, allow us to serve, accompany and advocate for asylum seekers in Parramatta.

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JRS urges generosity in the face of despair

2nd December 2014

The new JRS centre in Parramatta, Arrupe Place, is intended to be a focal point of service and accompaniment for vulnerable asylum seekers in the community.

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Link Summer 2014

2nd December 2014

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