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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.

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

1899 days 17 hours 42 minutes 23 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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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!

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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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Yesterday the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce released their report entitled "Protecting the Lonely Children." The report examines the treatment of asylum seeker children by the Australian Government. Here is one quote from it. Read the rest of the report at www.australianchurchesrefugeetaskforce.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ProtectingTheLonelyChild....

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There is a call to the church universal to stand together for social justice, with a current and urgent commitment to speak out on our nation's asylum seeker policy. The idea for a forum with The Hon Richard Marles MP was seeded when Senator O’Neill attended a church service earlier in the year. Since then her team has worked with advocates to bring this about.

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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.

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