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ACRT

 

 

 

A CHRISTIAN VISION OF COMPASSION AND HOSPITALITY

FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS AND REFUGEES

 

 Latest News
   

Christians United for Afghanistan 
26 August 2021
Compassion for the most vulnerable
‍‍We, the Australian Church, are calling on the Federal Government to welcome a special intake of an additional 20,000 Afghan refugees, and support the ongoing well-being of all Afghan refugees and their families. Sign the urgent call here

It is our hope that as we unite as the Church, we speak boldly to our national government leaders to provide urgent action for the well being of Afghan refugees. 

   

AFGHAN REFUGEES
17 August 2021
Letter to Australian Prime Minister
‍‍NCCA-ACRT have written a request to the Federal Government to make a commitment in support of Afghan people in-country and in Australia. You can too!

We pray for a generous response from Australia to the Afghan situation at this time. Read more 

   

AUSTRALIAN COMMUNITY SPONSORSHIP
5 July 2021

The Community Refugee Sponsorship Initiative has now become an incorporated Australian charity operating under the new name of Community Refugee Sponsorship Australia (CRSA).  

The new CRSA website has a short video of the pilot Group Mentorship Program. View it here. Information on the New Program Intake – Public Information Sessions can be found here.

   

AUSTRALIAN ASYLUM POLICY 
30 June 2021

  • 7,000 are waiting in limbo, need safety 
     
  • Australia’s human rights record                 

     Read more

   


IN THE NEWS
20 June 2021
Community detention and the 'Biloela' family

What is community detention, and how does it fit into Australia’s larger immigration detention regime?

Keeping refugee advocacy alive - new policy briefs on current issues created by JRS Australia and Vinnies NSW  Read more

    
MEDIA RELEASE
20 June 2021
ACRT shares vision of new season of community support for refugees and asylum seekers
In a meeting at Parliament House in Canberra on Thursday 17th June, a delegation from the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce (ACRT) met with the office of the Hon Alex Hawke MP Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs to share the churches’ vision for a new partnership and a new season. Read more
   
MEDIA STATEMENT
12 May 2021
BUDGET 2021-22: ACRT notes that refugees/asylum seekers "no better off" 
ACRT Chair, Rob Floyd, in an Eternity News article, comments on the Australian Government continuing to invest in offshore and onshore detention. The  Refugee Council of Australia has a full budget summary. Read more
   
WHAT'S IN A NUMBER?
May 2021
A safe home for all refugees
What has happened to the 4183 people affected by Australia's offshore processing policy, since 13 August 2012? ACRT Chairperson, Rob Floyd, looks at the numbers representing people who have come to Australia seeking safety. Each one seeking hope for the future. 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 

   

  

  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 Community Refugee Sponsorship Initiative has now become an incorporated Australian charity operating under the new name of Community Refugee Sponsorship Australia (CRSA). The new organisation launched their website in July 2021.

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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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