Media Release RAR Conference 2022
MEDIA RELEASE Saturday, 17 September 2022 Rural Australians for Refugees says end offshore detention, offer more Afghan refugees visas. “Australia’s inhumane treatment... Read More
Become a volunteer, mentor in schools
by Caroline Moses After retiring from my position as a High School Science teacher, I was keen to become involved in a... Read More
An Incredibly Tough Family – BMRSG Helps
This is an amazingly tough family! We first met them in 2013. They are still in the High Court appeal process so receive no Centrelink payments or Medicare. When we first met. Aamaal* was 12 years old and was the person who liaised with us as she had the best English. There is a younger brother Chandra. Neither parent spoke any English.
Changing lives, changing perceptions: Young refugees from the Treehouse Theatre perform for Katoomba High
Refugee students from Miller Technology High in Cabramatta, Sydney, shared their life stories in a Tree of Life performance for Katoomba High School on Wednesday 19 June. The students, from war-torn Iraq and Syria, were part of Parramatta’s Treehouse Theatre that provides a platform for young refugees to act out their stories of plight. The young refugees, aged between 12 and 17, performed in front of 700 Katoomba High School students and their teachers. None of them had been in Australia longer than 2 years, with one arriving only 8 months ago.
Latha and Bobbi arrived in 2013 and since that time they have established their new life by working, education and training and created a vegetable with two small children. This is a story of how one couple has managed to survive and thrive despite the difficulties that Australia places in front of those seeking asylum. Refugees do contribute.
BMRSG at RAR Wodonga Part 2 – Changing Hearts and Minds
BMRSG, led by Joy Connor, ran a packed out workshop, Changing Hearts and Minds. Participants came up with a long list of activities which they had successfully tried in their home towns. The list on butcher's paper was shared with all on the wall and other participants added to it.
Work of BMRSG 2015 – 2
The 2nd article on the work of BMRSG in 2015. Read about more of the diverse activities undertaken by BMRSG volunteers.
Work of BMRSG 2015 – 1 Successful programs at Fairfield High School
BMRSG supported 2 programs run by the Parents' Cafe at Fairfield High School, Healing Through Evan Yako’s Drumming and Preparation in a Work Skills Program
Nurse’s Bequest Helps Refugees
A local nurse has bequeathed the sum of $79,000 to the Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group. It is being used to fund... Read More