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:

2054 days 2 hours 12 minutes 12 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 […]



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Adelaide – Palm Sunday

Taskforce board member Rev Mark Reissen will be speaking at the Walk for Justice in Adelaide on Palm Sunday.  For more […]

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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.

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