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November 2019

Sydney – 2019 Kaldor Centre Annual Conference

26 November 2019 @ 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

27 November 2019 @ 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


1 December 2019 @ 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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Noosaville – Fundraiser

4 December 2019 @ 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Bunnings Noosaville

  WEDNESDAY 4 DECEMBER Bunnings sausage sizzle fundraiser 7.30am–4.30pm, Bunnings Noosaville  This is a fun way to meet the public and possibly spread the word about refugee support whilst hopefully raising lots of money towards Buddies’ work. Sausage sizzles are a great fundraiser for our organisation.

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South Gippsland: Rally on the first Saturday of each month

7 December 2019 @ 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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Brisbane – Buddies Reunion Picnic

7 December 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

SATURDAY 7 DECEMBER  Buddies Reunion Picnic – an invitation to all Homestay Hosts 11am, Roma Street Parklands, at the tables under the big white sails near the lake An opportunity to catch up with new and old friends. Please contact your refugee friends and invite them to join us all. Please bring plenty of food and drinks to share with everyone. For more info email Kayla, 0427 380 235

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Brisbane – World’s Big Sleep Out

7 December 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8 December 2019 @ 8:00 am

        SATURDAY 7 DECEMBER The World's Big Sleep Out The Gabba, Brisbane For one night, in backyards, hometowns and iconic locations across the globe, people will sleep out in unison to create the world’s largest display of solidarity with those experiencing homelessness and displacement. The Romero Centre has been chosen as the charity mission to be benefiting 50% of funds raised from the event... MORE

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Melbourne – Public Lecture – Building a Legacy: How Australia can lead the global response to the refugee crisis

9 December 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Deakin Downtown, Level 12, Tower 2 Docklands
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Monday, December 9, 2019 09:30  11:00 Deakin Downtown Level 12, Tower 2, 727 Collins Street Docklands 3008Australia (map) Registrations now open In the lead up to the first Global Refugee Forum in December, Federal Labor MP Peter Khalil will discuss how the historic event can help shape the international response to the refugee crisis. Peter Khalil will detail his vision for Australia’s role in leading this global effort and how as a country we can move forward and end the toxic debate…

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Bendigo – World Human Rights Day picnic 

10 December 2019 @ 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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Sunshine Coast – SCRAN 2019 Celebration

15 December 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

SUNDAY 15 DECEMBER SCRAN 2019 Celebration Hosted by Sunshine Coast Refugee Action Network 3-6pm, Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens, Tanawha Come and celebrate the year's achievements with us at a picnic style event. Take part in Amnesty International's annual Write for Rights campaign! Bring a plate of food to share (no meat or single-use plastics please) and BYO drinks. Hope to see you there!

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