News & Stories

We want a Christmas without detention

By Andrew Hamilton SJ.In Australia Christmas is all about children. We encourage them to feel special and to wonder at the world that for a day has become their present.  The first Christmas was also a children’s day, when God loved the world so much as to enter…

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Key Members of Parliament Responsible for People Seeking Asylum

There have been significant changes in government positions relating to refugees and people seeking asylum due to the Coalition leadership change. Here is an updated list of key individuals with positions relating to people seeking asylum and refugees. (Updated 3.10.18)Coalition:Scott Morrison, Member for Cook in New South Wales,…

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Register for the 2018 National Week of Prayer & Action

Fill out this form to get involved in CAPSA’s 2018 National Week of Prayer & Action from August 20th – 31st. If you don’t know specific details, just put in an estimate. Join with Catholic schools, parishes and organisations from across the country in making it known that…

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The Global Compacts and the Contribution of the Catholic Church

The Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office has organised the 8th Annual Bishop Joe Grech memorial colloquium during Migrant and Refugee week.This year’s colloquium is on the contribution of the Catholic Church to the Global Compacts. It will be held at the Australian Catholic University:6.30pmWednesday, 22nd August 2018Christ Lecture…

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Australian Refugee Action Network National Conference recap

Representatives from many community groups who are advocating and working on behalf of refugees and people seeking asylum  came together for the 2nd Australian Refugee Action Network (ARAN) conference, held in Melbourne. Individuals came from almost every state and territory to share stories, encourage and learn from each other,…

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Sharing stories to influence change

When Rashid (not his real name), a participant of Jesuit Social Services’ settlement programs, was offered the opportunity to travel to Canberra to meet with a number of federal MPs late last year he took it with both hands.“I was very happy to be asked to go to…

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#fairgoforfamilies brings refugee voices to Canberra

For many refugees living in our community the challenges of resettlement can be exacerbated by the trauma of long-term separation from their immediate family. Over the past year Jesuit Social Services, the Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA) and the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) have collaborated…

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Justice and Peace Commission Statements on Manus Island

The Catholic Justice & Peace Commission of the Archdiocese of Brisbane and the Catholic Diocese of Auckland Justice and Peace Commission have both released statements calling on the Australian Government to end the crisis on Manus Island by bringing all 600 refugees and asylum seekers to Australia immediately.…

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