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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An update on Syria

24th January 2017

The winter in Syria continues to be rather harsh. The displaced, without sufficient access to appropriate lodging and heating, continue to suffer. Essential commodities are not easily available; and whenever they are, then prices are astronomical.

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JRS Christmas Appeal

21st December 2016

For 30,000 people seeking asylum in Australia, poverty and isolation are the realities they will face this Christmas.

But with your help we can change this.

Join us in helping those who need it most this Christmas.

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NSW government announces educational support for people seeking asylum

24th November 2016

JRS welcomes the announcement by the NSW Government to allow asylum seekers access to subsidised training as part of the Smart and Skilled program.

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Bringing light to the child migrants in our midst

17th November 2016

On the occasion of Universal Children’s Day on November 20th, we echo Pope Francis’ appeal “to adopt every possible measure to guarantee the protection and safety of child migrants.” In this time of epic human displacement, “children constitute the most vulnerable group, because as they face the life ahead of them, they are invisible and voiceless”.

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