RAR Wangaratta joins the RAR Network
Meets first Friday of each month, from 2.30-4 pm
at Intermezzo Cafe, Cnr Ford & Ovens Sts. Wangaratta Map
Wangaratta’s Grandmothers Against Detention of Refugee Children have joined forces with Wang’s famous People in White to form RAR Wangaratta.
What is ARAN?
The Australian Refugee Action Network is a network of 27 Refugee Networks and large Refugee Groups across Australia. RAR is a founding member of ARAN. In fact the idea for an Australian Network of grassroots activist groups was born at the 2016 RAR National Conference.
We called for One Voice, One Vision at our RAR conference.
ARAN provides the opportunity for refugee networks to become a Refugee Movement
All Refugee Legal Services in Australia are facing the difficulty trying to assist people urgently given the Government’s recent crack down on people seeking asylum.
This week the Turnbull government launched an unprecedented attack on people seeking asylum who after waiting over 4 years to apply for asylum, now only have as little as 30 days to lodge their refugee application.
It gets worse. If people don’t lodge their application in time, the government has threatened to take away their right to apply for asylum in Australia – something no other country has ever done.
Refugee legal services across Australia are urgently appealing to you to help us fund lawyers in order to keep the people safe.
To act now, go to one of these refugee legal services in Australia and donate:
- Melb – Asylum Seeker Resource Centre – asrc.org.au/emergency
- Melb – Refugee Legal – https://refugeelegal.org.au/
- Syd – Refugee Advice and Casework Service – http://www.racs.org.au/
- Adel – Refugee Advocacy Service SA – https://rassa.org.au/
- WA – The Humanitarian Group – http://thehumanitariangroup.org.au/
- Bris – Refugee and Legal Services – http://www.rails.org.au/
- Tas – Tasmanian Refugee Legal Service – http://rlstas.com/
Ban on Mobile Phones in Detention Centres
- Recent Reports
- Letter Writing
- Three Organisations urgently need funds to provide Legal Services for Refugees
- Click here for ideas for a range of activities and suggestions from groups around Australia
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection says its IMA website is designed to enable IMAs and other users to navigate intuitively to information that is relevant to different stages of the IMA status resolution journey, including:
For up to date always check information on the Immigration and Border Force Website===============================================================
Looking for information or resources about Refugee or Asylum Seeker issues?
From ChilOut – New Asylum Seeker Laws – Your Questions Answered
Australian Border Force Act explained
Asylum Policy in Australia Today
Asylum Insight have published a comprehensive update of background information on asylum policy in Australia. This content is updated annually to reflect recent changes in how Australia receives asylum seekers. The background information is presented in four main sections:
- Evolution of asylum policy in Australia
- Asylum policy in Australia today
- Protection obligations under Australian law
- Seeking asylum in Australia – Policy in practice
- The Refugee Research Blog
Those who wander are not lost : Tracking displaced people around the world
An excellent interactive graphic – Statistics based on 2014 figures supplied by UNHCR
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