The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) is coming to Brisbane - and EVERYONE is invited to join us for this public event!
RCOA is the national umbrella body for refugees and the organisations and individuals who support them....
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2017 Community meeting & Annual General Meeting
Monday 13 November 2017 , Mercy Centre, 371 Simpsons Rd, Bardon, Qld, 4065
1. AGM 4.00pm-5.00pm
2. Public Forum 5.30pm (for 6.00pm) -8.00pm
*** Annual General Meeting ***
Featuring reports of RCOA’s activities in 2016-17, elections for members of the RCOA Board and opportunities for members to present resolutions. Please see notice of meeting here.
*** Public Forum ***
Building an agenda for change: Restoring Australia’s damaged reputation on refugee rights 5.30pm (for 6.00pm) -8.00pm
The United Nations General Assembly has elected Australia to the UN Human Rights Council for three years from January 2018. What changes to Australia’s refugee policy are needed to build international credibility as a Human Rights Council member? And how can Australia respond effectively to the needs of the millions of forcibly displaced people in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond?
A panel of speakers, led by Refugee Council CEO Paul Power, will examine a national agenda for change can be developed and explore options for concerned individuals, organisations and communities.
Please RSVP for the AGM and/or Public Forum by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 6 November 2017.
This is a big one! We just got a request from an organisation that needs to re locate a mother and three kids from Caboolture to Moorooka. The mother and kids are trying to get away from a fairly abusive situation. A house and truck has been provided. We need 2 people to help move some furniture across for the family. The issue is it needs to happen this Friday or Saturday. Please let us know if you can help or need more information.
We have been supporting a 20 something female from Iran who is one of the asylum seekers impacted by the government's recent policy to cut Centrelink payments to asylum seekers who are in community detention from Nauru. She has found somewhere to live but is struggling to find some kind of employment. She keeps getting knocked back when they here she is on a bridging visa (though she does have work rights). In her words "Im willing to do anything." She lives Northside but is willing to travel. Any kind of possible avenues would be greatly appreciated.
The Garden's Club is very kindly giving her some barista training.
“On a Visa? – Where to now?”
The rules for Visa’s have changed significantly and are continuing to change. Are you, or a friend, unsure of how to navigate the minefield of changes?
On 21st September at 2pm Bramwell Partners are pleased to introduce Bruce Kimball of Kimball Migration to talk to us about some of the key changes in Visas. Bruce will identify some common pit falls that people fall in, and outline some recommended next steps of action. This free seminar is open to anyone with questions or concerns about visas so please feel free to invite along anyone you know who may be interested. For more information and to RSVP please contact Melinda Smith at email@example.com.
just a reminder that our Chasing Asylum event is happening on wednesday! not too late for people to do a last minute invite or to click attending see you all there
Just a reminder that we are doing a screening of Chasing Asylum! This documentary exposes the real impact of Australia’s offshore detention policies and explores how 'The Lucky Country' became a country where leaders choose detention over compassion and governments deprive the desperate of their basic human rights.
Chasing Asylum is a documentary featuring never before seen footage from inside Australia's offshore detention centres. It reveals in a new way the personal impact that happens when those searching for a safe home are sent to languish in limbo.
Village Mosaix will be hosting a viewing on 20 September at Windsor Presbyterian Church: 58 Maygar Street, Windsor. Come from 6:30pm for a free dinner with the viewing starting at 7:15pm.
Please RSVP for catering purposes and note that this movie is not suitable for kids.
We have just had a request from a social worker who is running a holiday program (4 half days) for 20 mostly Congolese kids (aged 14-22) in Goodna. The days are Wednesday 20th, Thursday 21st, Monday 25th,Tuesday 26th of September. We are looking for creative people to come along to teach something fun on one of those days. Each session is about an hour and a half.
WIndsor Road Thrift Shop is having a rummage sale today. Looks like there are plenty of bargains on hand. See below for details
We have had a request from a refugee mother who has escaped (and moved state) from a violent and volatile husband. She has 3 kids and urgently need a fridge and a washing machine.
This is the kind of responses we can make to practically support and stand with those who are victims of domestic violence.
In distributing white goods and other electrical appliances to people in need we need to make sure the items are tested and tagged by an electrician. We are looking for a sympathetic sparky who might be able to help.