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:
1861 days 23 hours 27 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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The following is the text from Andrew Wilkie’s speech to the House of Representatives on […]
The Australian Churches’ Refugee Taskforce is calling on the House Selection Committee to list […]
3 pm Sunday, 14th of September 2014
Freedom Seeker […]
The Uniting Church is asking you to raise your voice against the Cambodian solution for refugees. Over recent months the Australian Government has […]
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!
Quakers have become increasingly alarmed at the policies of the Australian Government about refugees and asylum seekers, especially those […]
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.
The Age reports on the psychological toll that detention has on refugees. […]
Minister Morrison holds crossbenchers hostage over processing asylum seekers
Nine Australian Churches comment on Minister Morrison’s appearance at the Human Rights Inquiry into Children […]
Church leaders stand their assertion that detention amounts to “state-sanctioned child abuse”, with Sister Brigid Arthur saying children are punished for self-harming. See the video […]
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Free the Children Launch, St John’s Anglican Cathedral Brisbane
The Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce supports the end of detention of child asylum seekers.