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Migrant and Refugee Week Action

Today is the first day of the Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office’s Migrant and Refugee Week! CAPSA would like to mark this week by all of us joining together to participate in the Combined Refugee Action Group‘s ‘Jubilee’ letter campaign. This campaign is in solidarity with numerous…

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19th July Offshore Processing Anniversary

19th July 2019 marks six years since former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced that people seeking asylum, arriving by boat, will never be settled in Australia and be processed offshore.  After six years there have been many tragic consequences resulting from this policy including: 2 recent self-immolations12 deathsSplit familiesMany…

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Support Medevac! Contact Senator Jacqui Lambie

During their election campaign the Coalition maintained their commitment to repeal what is now commonly known as ‘the Medevac Bill’. This bill has allowed the transfer of a small number of people from PNG and Nauru to Australia to receive medical treatment they desperately need. It looks almost…

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2019 Palm Sunday Walks for Justice for Refugees

Palm Sunday is soon (14th April), and CAPSA is encouraging everyone to attend their local 2019 Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees. In light of the coming election, a clear message of compassion is important to send to our communities and prospective elected Government. Find and register your…

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Panel Discussion: Advocacy and Service for People Seeking Asylum

This event will bring together a panel to discuss what the broader situation for people seeking asylum and refugees is in Australia, and how Catholic services in Adelaide are practically trying to support their needs.The panel will also address the Catholic community’s imperative to be involved in this…

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Hold a Class/Assembly Outside

No roof over our headMany in our community are advocating on behalf of people seeking asylum who are getting their basic supports cut around the hash tag: #roofovermyhead.The reality is that many of those who lose this support will become homeless. The Catholic community and the broader charity…

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30 Days’ Notice Reflection Activity

Reflection Activity: ’30 Days Notice’It is hard to imagine the consequences of losing one’s sole source of income, as well as case management support. This is the reality being faced by families who will be hit by the SRSS cuts recently put into place. SRSS support is not…

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Organise a 15 minute lunchtime ‘Circle of Silence’ on Thursday July 19th

Five years ago, former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced that all asylum seekers who arrived in Australia by boat after the 19th of July 2013 would be processed offshore and not be resettled in Australia.Since then anyone seeking asylum and protection arriving by boat have been placed in…

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