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Mass cuts to support services for people seeking asylum expected in coming weeks

28th June 2018

MEDIA RELEASE The Australian federal government has informed civil society organisations that it will cut over a thousand people seeking asylum off vital support services provided through the Status Resolution Support Program (SRSS) from the end of July. These mass…

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CALL TO ACTION: Removal of support payments for people seeking asylum

CATHOLIC CALL TO ACTION: Removal of support payments for people seeking asylum

27th June 2018

The Australian Government is currently removing basic support payments for a significant number of people seeking asylum. This will have a devastating effect on many vulnerable people in our community.

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Leonie and other advocates with employment program award

Empowered to Work Employment Program Wins ‘Best Project’ Award at 2018 Humanitarian Awards

26th June 2018

Leonie Dyer, Coordinator of the ‘Empowered to Work’ employment program received the ‘Best Project’ award at the 2018 Humanitarian Awards MEDIA RELEASE Leonie Dyer, Coordinator of the ‘Empowered to Work’ employment program received the ‘Best Project’ award at the 2018…

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United Nations in NYC Global Compacts

JRS Australia and the Global Compacts

25th June 2018

As the consultations on the Global Compacts on Refugees (GCR) and the negotiations on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration (GCM) continue, JRS Australia has been actively involved as a key civil society voice.  

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Iranian meal for cook2connect refugee week fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who organised a Cook 2 Connect dinner and supported JRS’ work with people seeking asylum

24th June 2018

35 Cook 2 Connect fundraising dinners were registered last Refugee week (June 17th-23rd) to raise funds for JRS Australia so we can continue accompanying and providing crucial services to people seeking asylum in need.

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Reconciliation with People Seeking Asylum and Refugees: A Whole-of-Province Approach

21st June 2018

On Tuesday 29 May, Fr. Brian McCoy SJ, Provincial of the Australian Jesuit Province convened a gathering of Jesuits and lay representatives from Jesuit social ministries, schools, and parishes to discuss a Province wide response to refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia.  The gathering took place at St. Aloysius College, Sydney.  

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3 ways you can help people seeking asylum this Refugee Week

20th June 2018

You can make a donation, fundraise or advocate to make a difference for some of the most vulnerable people in our communities. We’re halfway through Refugee Week (June 17th-23rd) and we’d like to thank everyone who’s shown support for women, men…

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JRS Australia joins NGO leaders and community groups gathering in Canberra today to highlight looming humanitarian crisis in our communities

JRS Australia joins NGO leaders and community groups gathering in Canberra today to highlight looming humanitarian crisis in our communities

18th June 2018

Leaders from ten national NGOs, along with a delegation of people seeking asylum and community members, will gather at Parliament House on today to implore the Australian Government to stop cuts that will lead to a humanitarian crisis in our communities.

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staff at JRS meet with Julie Owens MP about the stronger communities grant

Building stronger communities with the stronger communities grant

13th June 2018

Federal Member for Parramatta Julie Owens MP met with representatives from Jesuit Refugee Service today to review the much needed investment into their IT and communications systems after they received a Stronger Communities Grant.

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