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

“Every stranger who knocks at our door is an opportunity for an encounter with Jesus Christ, who identifies with the welcomed and rejected strangers of every age (Matthew 25:35-43)” – Pope Francis, Message for the 104th World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2018 [I]The problemThe Australian Government is currently…

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National Week of Prayer & Action 2017

From June 9-23, more than 75 Catholic schools across the country – primary, secondary, urban and rural, took action with staff, students, parents and wider school communities to express solidarity to people seeking asylum caught up in Australia’s harsh policy of cruelty and deterrence. They stood up for…

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#FairGoForFamilies: A Campaign for Family Reunion

Just as the intimate connection between the family and society demands that the family be open to and participate in society and its development, so also it requires that society should never fail in its fundamental task of respecting and fostering the family.In the conviction that the good…

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Community Action Training – Melbourne

The Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum  and the Uniting Church of Australia Justice & International Mission are jointly offering local church and community groups an opportunity come together and build skills for action around refugee issues in Australia.Throughout May and June we will offer two types of…

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