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Parishioners launch campaign to keep family together

Adelaide refugee advocates are urging the Albanese Government to intervene in the case of a Sri Lankan asylum-seeker facing deportation next month despite his wife and child having the right to remain in Australia under recent changes to immigration policy. Source: The Southern Cross.


Catholic organisations hail ‘victory for compassion and common sense’

Catholic Religious Australia is among a number of Catholic organisations that have welcomed the Albanese Government’s plan to end Temporary Protection Visas and Safe Haven Enterprise Visas.


Thousands of refugees to be granted permanent visas

Thousands of refugees across Australia who have lived “in limbo” for years will be eligible to stay in the country permanently as Labor moves to enact a pre-election commitment. Source: ABC News.


Labor restores family reunion pathway for refugee boat arrivals

The Albanese Government has cleared the way for refugees who came to Australia by boat to bring family members to Australia. Source: SBS News.

Charity Refugees

Vinnies backs Greens bill on asylum-seekers

The St Vincent de Paul Society says it welcomes the introduction of a bill to Federal Parliament supporting the transfer to Australia of the remaining asylum-seekers in Nauru and Papua New Guinea.


Thousands of refugees to qualify for permanent residency

More than 19,000 refugees in Australia will finally be able to qualify for permanent residency after a decade on temporary protection visas, in a major policy change by the Albanese Government. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

Human Rights Migrants Refugees

Exploitation of migrant workers happening across Australia

Migrants and refugees working in New South Wales’ Hunter region face complex challenges, including wage theft, according to new research by the University of Newcastle in collaboration with Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH).


Labor urged to follow NSW, increase aid to asylum-seekers nationally

Jesuit Refugee Service Australia has welcomed the recent announcement by the New South Wales Government to extend by six months crucial financial support for people seeking asylum.

In The Dioceses Refugees

Community converts empty convent into home for Ukrainian refugees

A community effort to transform an empty convent in the Bathurst Diocese into a home for Ukrainian refugees has paid off, with two families moving in last weekend. Source: ABC News.