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March 2020

National: RAR Student Video & Poster Competition 2020

March 10 - May 30

All high school students in Australia can be part of making a positive change in attitudes to people seeking asylum! We have LOADS OF RESOURCES to help make your entries fun and powerful. Resources for teachers include assessment tasks, research activities, fact sheets and great information videos plus a power point overview. Resources for students include links to videos on how to make fantastic posters and videos, resources for fact finding missions and stories and info to download. ENTRIES CLOSE 30MAY2020,…

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April 2020

Nationwide Online: Call to Action

April 3 - April 17

Ask government to support everyone affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Not just those lucky enough to have Australian citizenship. There are tens of thousands of people seeking asylum and refugees in Australia and in offshore detention centres who are facing extreme need and are incredibly vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus. While the support packages announced to date by the Morrison government are welcome news for many, they have left out many people who will be affected by this pandemic. This…

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Cairns: Feast of Freedom

April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Cairns 4 Refugees are hosting a Feast for Freedom - a fundraiser for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC). Funds will be used to support people & families with their basic food, housing and medical needs; as well advocacy work for a fair, just & welcoming Australia. Feast for Freedom is a celebration of community coming together in unity to stand with refugees and people seeking asylum and raise vital funds for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. It is a…

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Nation Wide Online: Palm Sunday Actions

April 5
Australia-wide, Australia

#justice4refugees Palm Sunday is a time to call for justice and peace.  This year Annual Rallies and Public Gatherings are cancelled due to COVID-19, but we must not forget that refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia, and those held offshore, are still struggling with injustices, insecurity and cruelty of the current polices. This is a time for us to speak up for justice, and for a safer future for all – especially those who are most vulnerable in our communities.…

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July 2020

Postponed: 2020 RAR CONFERENCE – Sixth National Conference for Rural Australians for Refugees

July 3 @ 6:00 pm - July 5 @ 3:30 pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED - UPDATED DETAILS TO FOLLOW ASAP   The RAR Conference is an event that brings together RAR groups and supporters, refugees and refugees advocates to meet face-to-face, to learn, to share ideas and experiences, to keep up to date with issues and campaigns.  The Conference is an opportunity to build linkages, energy and inspiration that will sustain us in our ongoing efforts for human rights, compassion and justice for refugees and people seeking asylum.  …

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