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October 2019

Victoria: Free Tax and MyGov assistance for migrant / refugees

October 6 - December 3

We are one of the ATO Tax Help centres providing Free Tax Help and myGov support in Bendigo. We have some experienced volunteers offering their service this year. If this is helpful for any of your clients or community members please ask them to call us to book an appointment. TAX Help ATO-trained and accredited community volunteers providing free and confidential service to help people to complete their tax returns online using my Tax. When: Appointments on Thursdays and Fridays…

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November 2019

Ballarat: Local Lens: Refugees in Regional Australia

November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

In this panel discussion at the Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute, we’ll consider a global issue through a local lens. Mass human displacement is one of the most complex ethical and legal global challenges of our time. Australia’s response to asylum seeker arrivals has attracted controversy over the years, including criticism from the United Nations. Last year, the federal government commissioned a report into integration, employment, and settlement outcomes for refugees and humanitarian entrants. We’re still awaiting the results of this report. 20th…

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November 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

FRAYED LIVES, THREADS OF HOPE: AUSTRALIA’S RESPONSE TO THE GLOBAL REFUGEE CRISIS Speakers, Musicians, Supper, Audience Engagement Frayed Lives Threads of Hope Media overview 29 October 2019. https://www.facebook.com/frayedlives/ Brisbane, Thursday 21st November Lavalla Centre Paddington Dr Karen Block, Associate Director of the Child Health and Wellbeing Program, Centre for Health Equity, University of Melbourne Noosheen Mogadam, Senior Lawyer, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Musical performance by Mulu and Haftu (Ethiopia) The global refugee crisis has reached epic proportions. To create more…

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Ballarat – fundraiser for the House of Welcome 

November 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ballarat a fundraiser for the House of Welcome supporting refugees & people seeking asylum on Sunday November 24th @ 2pm Newington, Ballarat.

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Sydney – 2019 Kaldor Centre Annual Conference

November 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Law Theatre, G04, Ground Floor, Law Building Faculty of Law UNSW
Sydney, NSW 2052
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2019 Kaldor Centre Annual Conference Good decisions: Achieving fairness in refugee law, policy and practice Every day, decisions are made about whether people need international protection because they are at risk of persecution or other forms of serious harm. A variety of people make these life-or-death calls – immigration officials at the airport, tribunal members and judges, public servants, even Ministers themselves. In another sense, the decisions are also made by the general public, because the politicians they elect to…

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Cairns – Film Night – Against Our Oath

November 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cairns Hospital Auditorium, Level 2, A Block, Cairns Hospital, cnr Esplanade and Kirwan St
Cairns, Queensland Australia
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Film Night Wednesday 27th November @ 5:30pm Cairns Base Hospital, A Block AGAINST OUR OATH FILM SCREENING! A documentary feature film.... Ethical conflicts erupt for doctors as the Australian government overrides their clinical decisions made for refugee patients. If doctors cannot follow the ethics their medical profession is bound to, what will happen to their patients? Herein lies the extraordinary conflict of medical ethics versus politics that is playing out for doctors in Australia today. About the film Asylum seekers…

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December 2019


December 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ALL WELCOME TO: Great Lakes Australians for Refugees, HUMAN RIGHTS DAY EVENT Guest Speaker PHIL GLENDENNING AM Director of the Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education President of the Refugee Council of Australia   On: SUNDAY, 1 DECEMBER, 2019 When: 2pm - 4pm Where: HOLY NAME PRIMARY SCHOOL HALL, LAKE STREET, FORSTER 2428 NSW   Free presentation and afternoon tea will be served "We live in challenging times. But we have a choice: either we can crawl up in…

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South Gippsland: Rally on the first Saturday of each month

December 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wonthaggi Coles Arcade

South Gippsland Rural Australians for Refugees (SGRAR) members hold a rally on the first Saturday of each month outside the Wonthaggi Coles Arcade at 11.00 am. We have refugee welcome signs and distribute literature about relevant refugee issues. We welcome everyone. Please come along and support this worthy cause.   For further information about South Gippsland RAR contact –   And don’t forget to like us on Facebook

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Bendigo – World Human Rights Day picnic 

December 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

World Human Rights Day picnic  Tuesday 10th Dec 4 - 6pm  Bendigo Library Gardens  BYO picnic & rug/chairs. Hosted my RAR Bendigo and the Grandmothers for Refugees. A chance to invite your friends, family & neighbours to join in a celebration and awareness of declaration of human rights.

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February 2020

Brisbane: 2020 Refugee Alternatives Conference

13 February 2020 - 14 February 2020

In its fourth year, the conference is heading north to the Sunshine State. After Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide, we are thrilled to be partnering with Queensland University of Technology (QUT) to be presenting the conference in Brisbane. Here's what you need to know Dates: 13 - 14 February 2020 Location: QUT Gardens Point Campus, Brisbane QLD Hosts: Refugee Council of Australia and QUT Early bird tickets will be on sale very soon. In the meantime, register your interest using the button below to…

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