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new director of Jesuit Refugee Service Australia Carolina Gottardo

An introduction to JRS Australia’s new director, Carolina Gottardo

31st May 2017

As you may know, JRS Australia has a new director, Carolina Gottardo, and while we know she is supremely qualified for the role, we wanted to get to know her a little more personally. We sat down for a cup of tea and a chat and asked her to answer some pretty tough questions! Here’s what she had to say.

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Notification of Annual General Meeting 2017

26th May 2017

NOTIFICATION OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The Annual General Meeting of JRS (Australia) Incorporated will be held on Wednesday 7th June 2017 at the JRS Office, 24 Roslyn Street, Elizabeth Bay, starting at 4 pm. According to the Constitution, Associate Members…

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People seeking asylum wait for legal support from RACS at the JRS outreach clinic.

Leading NSW charities have condemned the demonisation and targeting of people seeking asylum by Minister Dutton

23rd May 2017

We state that enforcing such tight deadlines on people who arrived by boat between August 2012 and December 2013, will negatively impact the people that each of our agencies support.

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People seeking asylum wait for legal support from RACS at the JRS outreach clinic

JRS deeply concerned over latest government announcement on asylum seeker protection claims

22nd May 2017

JRS is greatly concerned by the Immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s statement that people seeking asylum who have arrived by boat need to lodge their protection claims by 1st October 2017 and that this deadline is non-negotiable.

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women seeking asylum from DRC with children and baby

Thousands of refugees from DRC in urgent need of assistance

19th May 2017

More than 20,000 people have crossed the border into Angolia from the Democratic Republic of Congo since early April. Women and children make up the majority of the refugees.

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a group of volunteers gathered for volunteers week

JRS Australia celebrates our volunteers for National Volunteers Week

12th May 2017

Jesuit Refuge Service celebrated our volunteers as part of National Volunters Week hosting a dinner at Sahra by the River in Parramatta. The compassion these volunteers show to the people that JRS serve is an inspiration to us all. Ask any JRS staff member and they’ll tell you how lost we’d be without them.

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