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:

1836 days 23 hours 37 minutes 25 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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What’s On

The Drownings’ Argument

Barry Jones AC and The Rev. Alistair Macrae will launch Labor for Refugees’ The Drownings’ Argument – Australia’s inhumanity: Offshore processing […]

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

ACRT Press Release

  • August 22nd, 2014

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 […]



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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.