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The Autumn Edition of LINK is out now!

10th March 2020

The Autumn edition of LINK is out now. LINK is JRS Australia’s quarterly publication. Read about JRS’ work with women seeking asylum at our women’s-only space and the inspiring leaders involved in the space. Meet the remarkable Anil, a young man seeking…

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Allies keeping faith despite Medevac blow

13th December 2019

Carolina Gottardo and Nishadh Rego are Director and Policy and Advocacy Coordinator respectively for Jesuit Refugee Service Australia. This article originally featured in Eureka Street, 12 December 2019. It is Wednesday 4 December 2019. Close to a hundred Sydney-siders gather…

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Christmas Appeal 2019

28th November 2019

This Christmas, please give hope to children & their families who have been forced to flee their homes seeking safety in Australia. Read Mandy’s story here. Each day, the JRS Australia team strive to accompany, serve and advocate for the dignified…

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“The Cage” – Refugee Awareness at Saint Ignatius College Geelong 

2nd August 2019

JRS has been honoured to work with schools to raise awareness for refugees, people seeking asylum and other forcibly displaced people. This article was contributed by two students from Saint Ignatius College in Geelong; Maddie Crothers (College Captain) and Isabella…

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Media Release: Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Australia welcomes new Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) report on people seeking asylum in the Australian community.

17th July 2019

JRS Australia welcomes the release of a landmark Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) report on lives of people in the so-called ‘Legacy Caseload.’ The report, entitled Lives on hold: Refugees and asylum seekers in the ‘Legacy Caseload’ draws on the…

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Notification of Annual General Meeting 2019

21st May 2019

NOTIFICATION OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING  The Annual General Meeting of JRS Australia Incorporated will be held on Wednesday 5th June 2019 at The Garvan Institute, 384 Victoria St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010 starting at 4 pm. According to the Constitution, Associate…

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JRS Australia at Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific (JCAP) Migration Network Meeting

21st May 2019

JRS Australia Director Carolina Gottardo and Policy and Advocacy Coordinator Nishadh Rego attended a JCAP Migration Network forum in Seoul, South Korea from 25th – 29th April 2019. The purpose of the meeting was to enhance the network’s commitment in…

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JRS Australia’s latest contributions to policy reform: March 2019

29th March 2019

Each year JRS Australia’s policy and advocacy team are invited to provide evidence, expert input and recommendations to government, parliamentary, departmental or statutory body inquiries into aspects immigration, refugees, and asylum policy. Department of Home Affairs (DHA) Consultations on Australia’s…

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Link – JRS newsletter Autumn 2019

26th March 2019

Want to read JRS’ quarterly print newsletter, Link, online? Read the latest issue – Autumn 2019 – here>>> This newsletter features: JRS in the Community. JRS’s engagement with the community. How to get involved with JRS to support and empower people seeking…

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Media Release: JRS Australia welcomes the passing of the Urgent Medical Transfers Bill

13th February 2019

At JRS Australia, we have worked with more than fifty children, women, and men who have been medically evacuated from Manus Island and Nauru over the last few years. We have seen first hand how sick people had become on…

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