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August 2019

Victoria: Free Tax and MyGov assistance for migrant / refugees

August 28 - October 25

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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September 2019

Nation wide: Cathy McGowan – The Future for Detainees on Manus and Nauru

September 8 - September 20

Cathy McGowan to advocate for Manus and Nauru refugees Following her retirement from Parliament (Independent, Indi), Cathy McGowan has made advocacy for refugees on Manus and Nauru one of her priorities. The Future for Detainees on Manus and Nauru....the next steps will be the topic of series of talks she will give, with the support of RAR, in September: Sydney, Sunday the 8th, 11.30am, Josephite Justice Centre, Lochaber Room, 9 Mount St., North Sydney. Melbourne, Friday the 13th, 2.00pm, Brigidine Ministry Centre, 54 Beaconsfield…

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Willunga: Quiz night

September 27 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Willunga COF Quiz night, Friday 27th Sept at 630 for a 7pm start in the Willunga Show Hall, Main Rd, Willunga. Tickets at trybooking.com/BECEW ; $20 each

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October 2019

South Gippsland: Rally on the first Saturday of each month

October 5 @ 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 –  sgrar07@gmail.com And don’t forget to like us on Facebook

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Melbourne – Stories that Work!

October 16
Melbourne Arts Centre
$50

We’re a story that works! Muzafar and Jolyon are keynote speakers at upcoming Documentary Australia Foundation event. @Melb Arts Centre, 16th Oct. Hope to see you there! We will present, the story of The Staging Post, how it helped to start a refugee-led education revolution in Indonesia, and how we plan to keep supporting this revolutionary community-led innovation. This story is only just beginning. Click here for more tickets and more information Stories that Work is a festival of storytelling for…

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Adelaide – Workshop – Core Concepts in Working with People from Refugee Backgrounds (OCT)

October 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
STTRS, 81 Angas St
Adelaide, 5000
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Core Concepts in Working with People from Refugee Backgrounds (OCT)   Workshop outline This one-day introductory workshop is designed to put a framework of understanding around working with people from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds. It focuses on understanding the link between what refugees have been through, the impact of torture and other traumatic events, the stressors of detention, resettlement and cultural transition. It explores how to work in a trauma informed and culturally competent way that promotes recovery and…

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November 2019

South Gippsland: Rally on the first Saturday of each month

November 2 @ 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 –  sgrar07@gmail.com And don’t forget to like us on Facebook

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Canberra – Conference – Queer Displacements: Sexuality, Migration & Exile

November 14 @ 9:00 am - November 15 @ 6:00 pm

Queer Displacements: Sexuality, Migration & Exile 14-15 November 2019 The Australian National University Canberra Australia   Questions of sexuality and refugee or migration status remain on the margins of queer and refugee movements, policy and support services. The first of its kind in Australia, this conference aims to bring together academics, practitioners and LGBTIQ+ people seeking asylum and refugees to discuss pertinent issues of queer forced displacement and foster dialogue between official and unofficial groups invested in research and practice…

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December 2019

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 –  sgrar07@gmail.com And don’t forget to like us on Facebook

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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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