The Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce has been established to promote a shared Christian vision of compassion and hospitality for asylum seekers and refugees. The churches and their agencies work together to advocate for just and humane policies.


Alaghun (not his real name) has been locked up, without charge, in Australian detention centres for:

2023 days 6 hours 52 minutes 30 seconds.

That’s over five years in captivity. Read his story, and find out what YOU can do to allow him a fair shake of the sauce bottle.

Welcome to the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce

Drawing on core Christian values and traditions, the Taskforce is committed to offering a strong Christian moral voice into what has become a heated and hostile public debate fuelled by divisive political rhetoric and constantly changing policies. Read the full story, Why Churches Care About Asylum Seekers.

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  • Moss Review: Where Are You?

Moss Review: Where Are You?

  • February 13th, 2015

The Taskforce is still awaiting the findings of the Moss Review which was established by […]



What’s On

  • Throughout Lent

Throughout Lent

This Lent we invite you to join a network of Christian churches in speaking with one voice, calling for compassion for […]

English language skills for refugeesVolunteer

Many parishioners have expressed interest in volunteering to support asylum seekers and refugees in the community. Simultaneously, the demand for such services by asylum seekers – especially English language support – has increased exponentially. Find out how you can get involved!

Latest Resources

Taskforce’s Pre-Budget Policy Submission

The Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce’s Pre-Budget Policy Submission advocates for an urgent and comprehensive review of all spending related to asylum seekers and an end to the needless waste of offshore detention and work rights for asylum seekers.

Latest News



Churches Refugee Taskforce talks to @RNBreakfast about alleged rape and coverup in Nauru at 6.50am today @SarWhyte ... See MoreSee Less

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Ask your church to do something for asylum seekers this Lent-put up a sign. See how at Please RT @ABCReligion ... See MoreSee Less

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We pray that Dutton and Marles met with released refugee kids in Nauru this week, who're not allowed at school and destitute @FrBower#auspol ... See MoreSee Less

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Dutton and Marles together on Nauru today-hopefully working on a bipartisan approach to ending offshore detention? @abcnews @mgordon_fairfax ... See MoreSee Less

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