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ACRT

 

 

 

A CHRISTIAN VISION OF COMPASSION AND HOSPITALITY

FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS AND REFUGEES

 

 Latest News
   
MEDIA RELEASE
20 July 2020
ACRT Seeks assurances to reduce detention health risks
‍‍In an urgent letter to the Acting Chief Medical Officer Professor Paul Kelly and the Minister for Health, Mr Greg Hunt, the ACRT has sought urgent assurances from the responsible government public health authorities that the people at detention centres have safe accommodation during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Read more
   


IMMIGRATION DETENTION
10 June 2020
ACRT Submission
‍‍ACRT made a submission to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee inquiry - Migration Amendment (Prohibiting Items in Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill 2020 [Provisions]. Read more 

   
  

CORONA VIRUS
26 March 2020
ACRT Ask Minister for Income Support for Asylum Seekers
‍‍The Federal Government must urgently extend income support and Medicare access to asylum seekers under the Coronavirus Support Package. Read the full story 

   
COMMUNITY
3 June, 2019
Community Sponsorship Scheme
From Lisa Button, Director of Community Refugee Sponsorship Initiative.
This paper outlines in detail CRSI’s vision for a future community sponsorship scheme in Australia as undertaken in Canada.
Read the full report

  

  Campaigns

 

DIGNITY NOT DESTITUTION

Around 12,000 people seeking asylum in Australia may be at risk of losing core services and financial support due to Government changes in the Status Resolution Support Services. The SRSS is a regular payment to help with basic living costs for those who live in Australia awaiting a decision about their immigration status.  

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COMMUNITY SPONSORSHIP TO AUSTRALIA

The ACRT, together with Save the Children, Refugee Council, Amnesty International and Welcome to Australia are recommending guiding principles for the new Community Support Program (CSP). This will enable members of the Australian community to sponsor visas for refugees who wish to rebuild their lives in Australia. 

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PLEASE CONSIDER A DONATION

Your donation will be used to support the various campaigns of the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce.
‍*The Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce is an initiative of the National Council of Churches in Australia, ABN 47 000 391 104

To make a donation by credit card, over the phone. Call our freecall number on 1800 025 101.

 
  

 

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Telephone: (02) 9299 2215

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