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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.


Research reveals need for investment in refugee resettlement hotspots

Place-based investment is urgently needed to help Australia’s major settlement cities meet the needs of growing refugee communities, according to new research by Australian Catholic University and the Edmund Rice Centre.

Opinion Refugees

Our chance to reset policy on asylum-seekers and refugees

Australia’s policies in relation to asylum-seekers and refugees in recent years have been unnecessarily mean, but the election of the Albanese Government provides a chance for a reset, writes Fr Frank Brennan SJ. Source: Eureka Street.


Kabul terrorist attack ‘a wake-up’ call for Australia

Jesuit Refugee Service Australia is urging the Albanese Government to hasten its response to refugees from Afghanistan, speeding up special humanitarian visas and transitioning temporary and safe haven visa holders to permanency.


Mentoring program to offer refugee families support

Parishes, school communities and Church agencies in the Brisbane Archdiocese are being invited to welcome and sponsor refugee families as part of a new initiative. Source: The Catholic Leader.