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10-year Anniversary Vigil – Event Planning Resource KitWhat is this resource? To acknowledge the 10-year anniversary of Australia’s reintroduction of offshore processing, the Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA) is supporting its community to host their own vigil event.  It provides a suggested agenda, links to resources,…

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CAPSA’s #refugeeweekreflections

CAPSA recently joined communities all over Australia in celebrating Refugee Week 2022, from June 19th-25th. One way in which CAPSA engaged with the broader community was through social media. From Monday – Friday, #refugeeweekreflections were posted on CAPSA Twitter and Facebook. If you missed these reflections, we’ve collated…

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Federal Election has shown Australians want just and humane treatment of people seeking asylum

The Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA) welcomes the result of the Federal Election and looks forward to seeing the new Labor Government implement its promise to abolish Temporary Protection Visas (TPVs) and Safe Haven Enterprise Visas (SHEVs), and to provide pathways to permanent protection, as soon…

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CAPSA welcomes release of refugees but urges that more be done

The release of about 23 refugees, some of whom had been detained for close to nine years, from onshore detention facilities including Melbourne’s Park Hotel has been welcomed by the Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA).CAPSA, co-convened by Jesuit Social Services and Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Australia,…

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Australia’s response to refugees fleeing persecution: sympathetic words and limited promises

ANDY HAMILTON SJ reflects that in refugee policy, kind words and empty promises in a crisis are not enough – strong political leadership is required to welcome refugees even when populist opinion has turned against them.The Russian war on Ukraine has provoked heart-wrenching scenes of long columns of…

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Federal Budget 2022: CAPSA welcomes announcement of 16,500 additional places for Afghan refugees, urges Federal Government to do more for refugees and people seeking asylum

The Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA) welcomes the Federal Government’s provision of 16,500 additional humanitarian places over four years for refugees seeking protection from the ongoing Afghanistan crisis. While CAPSA is pleased to see this crucial announcement, it expresses concern that the Federal Government continues to…

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CAPSA calls for peace in Ukraine and elsewhere, and a generous response to all refugees

The Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA) joins Pope Francis, Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC), and other Catholic organisations such as Caritas Australia, in not only calling for an end to the escalating violence and conflict occurring in Ukraine, but also in Afghanistan, Myanmar, Ethiopia, Syria, Iraq,…

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CAPSA joined faith, veteran and diaspora leaders in Canberra, six months since the fall of Kabul

On the eve of the six-month anniversary of the fall of Kabul, representatives and leaders from across the faith, veteran and Afghanistan-Australian Advocacy Network communities met with Federal MPs at Parliament House to urge the Australian Government to take #ActionforAfghanistan and do more to provide safety for those…

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