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JRS on the 2019 Refugee Alternatives Conference. 

28th February 2019

This year’s Refugee Alternatives conference in Adelaide took place within a landscape of renewed optimism for refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia.  In October 2018, community organisations, faith leaders, and NGOs came together to challenge all candidates in the…

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Refugee Voices 2019

28th February 2019

The JRS Refugee Voices program offers young people the chance to hear the story of a refugee.  This unique program gives school students a first hand account of a person that has experienced persecution, injustice and has been forced to flee their…

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Our Foodbank is Very Low

28th February 2019

Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) provides asylum seeking, women, men and children in Australia with essential food and shelter needed to survive. In recent times, the JRS Foodbank has proven to be a particularly essential service for people seeking asylum and…

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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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Parish Spring Fair raises $7600 for JRS!

5th February 2019

What is the secret ingredient to launching an amazing event like the Christ the King Spring Fair? According to two Parish Organisers, it is “working as part of a team” and “building a community.” In September, the North Rocks school…

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