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Stopping the Boats – A False Dichotomy

25th August 2016

In the wake of the latest reports detailing the abhorrent conditions on Nauru and the recent announcement that the offshore processing centre on Manus Island will finally be closed, a shift has taken place in the public debate on the efficacy of offshore processing.

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Accompaniment at every stage of the journey

19th August 2016

“All are treated with equal dignity and respect, no matter where they are in the process of seeking protection and regardless of how they arrived in Australia.” Casework at JRS certainly keeps you on your toes. As a drop-in service,…

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Women Seeking Asylum Attend JRS Health and Pamper Day

19th August 2016

On a cold and wet Friday morning in early August, around 20 women gathered at the JRS Arrupe Place Community Centre to share cups of tea and conversation, but this was more than just a day to catch up with friends. It was the second JRS Women’s Health and Pamper Day. A day for the women we work with to take a break and focus on their own care and relaxation.

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JRS calls on the Prime Minister to immediately close the offshore processing centres on Nauru and Manus Island

11th August 2016

The Jesuit Refugee Service Australia (JRS) urges the Prime Minister to exercise moral and political leadership by immediately closing the offshore processing centres on Nauru and Manus Island.

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