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:

1993 days 9 hours 19 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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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

Letter to President Waqa of Nauru

  • December 5th, 2014

Following the receipt of 13 letters from Nauruan asylum seekers which included a woman’s Last Will and Testament, and a description of a rape and […]



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