Allies keeping faith despite Medevac blow

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. [caption id="attachment_5934"

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The Compacts

This article appears in our upcoming special advocacy edition of Link. 2019. This year has been busy with regional and international advocacy work. In April 2019, JRS Australia joined the Jesuit Asia Pacific Conference (JCAP) Migration Network

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Submission to the Senate Inquiry into Migration Amendment (Repairing Medical Transfers) Bill 2019 Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Australia

Medevak is an crucial lifeline to seriously ill refugees and people seeking asylum. In JRS Australia's recent submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee, we provide essential information on Medevac and why the current

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The Staging Post - More than a film night!

Right after the 2019 federal election, at the end of May, Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Australia was delighted to co-host the screening of The Staging Post jointly with Jesuit Mission (JM) at the Ron Dyer Centre in North Sydney. Perhaps because of

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

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

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JRS Australia's latest contributions to policy reform: 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

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JRS welcomes resettlement deal with the United States

Jesuit Refugee Service Australia (JRS) welcomes today’s announcement by the Australian government that some refugees on Nauru and Manus Island will be resettled in the United States. The one-off arrangement for recognised refugees on Nauru and

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Who is my neighbour?

“We decide who is coming here.” Malcolm Turnbull must have been hoping to gain both the conservative chops and the electoral success of former Prime Minister John Howard when he uttered these words in defence of his plans to ban asylum seekers

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Jesuit Refugee Service condemns lifetime ban for refugees arriving by boat

Jesuit Refugee Service Australia (JRS) condemns Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s announcement that people arriving by boat to seek asylum in Australia, and currently held in Nauru and Papua New Guinea, would be banned for life from entering

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Why resettlement is not the solution to the world’s refugee crisis

Every minute of every day in 2015, around 24 people were displaced from their homes. That amounted to 34,000 people per day, worldwide, who were forced to seek refuge elsewhere. These large numbers of newly displaced persons further swelled the 16.1

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