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October Newsletter 2021

Firstly, thank you again for your continued support. Over 200 people attended our recent webinar ‘A Call to Prayer and Action for Afghanistan’ and we were inspired by the continued compassion and dedication of this community.As the issues and challenges faced by those fleeing the violence in Afghanistan…

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October 2020 newsletter

Thank you, as always, for supporting CAPSA’s work and mission. In this newsletter, we take a look at the recent Federal Budget and its implications for refugees and people seeking asylum; the latest Senate Estimates hearings; and recent measures to remove government support for hundreds of people seeking asylum that…

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September 2020 newsletter

We hope this email finds you well. Thank you for continuing to stand with refugees and people seeking asylum at a time when many in the community are doing it tough due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19.  It was heartening to see photos of all those school…

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August 2020 newsletter

We hope you are managing the best you can through a period that is challenging in so many ways. It’s particularly tough in Melbourne at present, as we go through a second lockdown. We hope you and your loved ones are keeping safe. The economic fallout from this…

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June 2020 update

This week is Refugee Week 2020, seven days of events including panel discussions, poetry, film and story-telling, all taking place online given COVID-19 restrictions.  This year’s theme is Celebrating the Year of Welcome and the line-up of official events is accessible here. Schools, individuals and community organisations are all encouraged to get…

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April 2020 Bulletin

As we all continue to grapple with the huge impact of COVID-19 on our society, it’s imperative that no person is left without assistance, including people seeking asylum. We continue to take hope from the many individuals and communities whose advocacy for refugees and people seeking asylum has,…

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March 2020 Bulletin

While our shared concerns about public health are important, let’s also remember that people seeking asylum and refugees are still struggling with the injustices, insecurity and cruelty of the current polices, and we must to continue to work together for change.  The Catholic Church and the United Nations…

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January and February 2020 Bulletin

As we enter a new decade the year is kicking into gear.  As ever, there is much to be done to turn Australia’s hearts towards compassion for those seeking asylum and refuge. But we can start 2020 by sharing positive news – a great example is that the…

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