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Civil Society Pledge

A pledge from the Australian community to support refugee sponsorship

Many ordinary Australians across the country wish to help people fleeing conflict and persecution rebuild their lives in safety and help refugee newcomers use their strengths and attributes to contribute to the success of the Australian communities who welcome them.

Community sponsorship of refugees is a way of involving ordinary citizens in supporting and welcoming refugees in a way that ensures their full social and economic inclusion.  It’s been tried and tested for decades in Canada and now being adopted in many other countries including the United Kingdom, Ireland and Germany.

Through community sponsorship refugees benefit from intensive, individualised and holistic support provided by committed local volunteers.  Local communities uncover and build capacities and networks, with local citizens connecting with one another through the bond of a powerful shared purpose. Sponsorship can also help regional communities wishing to attract migrants to boost their populations and expand their workforces.

On the occasion of the inaugural Global Refugee Forum in December 2019, we welcome the Australian government’s commitment to undertake a much-needed review of this policy area and we pledge to actively support the development of a community refugee sponsorship program in Australia which is:

Co-designed with community groups and refugees

Affordable to sponsors

Accessible to refugees in most urgent need of resettlement

Engages a broad cross-section of the Australian community

Provides a way of expanding Australia’s resettlement program

We encourage other organisations to join this open and on-going pledge to see this vision realised before the next Global Refugee Forum in 2023.

To add your organisation to this pledge please click here

Endorsed by the following organisations (as of 20 December 2019):

 

Afghan Fajar Association Incorporated

 

Alfred Deakin Institute

 

Amnesty International Australia

 

Armidale Sanctuary Humanitarian Settlement, Inc.

 

Asylum Seekers Centre

 

Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce

 

Australian Multicultural Foundation

 

Bridge for Asylum Seekers

 

Brigidine Asylum Seekers Project

 

Brotherhood of St Laurence

 

Canberra Baptist Church

 

Canberra Refugee Support Inc.

 

Catholic Social Services Victoria

 

CatholicCare Social Services Western Sydney & Blue Mountains

 

Central Victorian Refugee Support Network

 

Centre for Human Rights Education, Curtin University

 

Centre for Multicultural Youth

 

Community Refugee Sponsorship Initiative

 

Coromandel Valley Uniting

 

Council of Churches Western Australia Inc.

 

Critical and ethical Mental Health research group, University of Adelaide

 

Diaspora Action Australia

 

FamilyCare

 

Gippsland Multicultural Service Inc

 

International Society for Human Rights Australia Inc

 

Jesuit Social Services

 

Kyogle Quakers and Kyogle Spiritual Soiree Group.

 

Lanka Lions Cricket Club Inc

 

Lismore Amnesty Vigil Group

 

Makassar Refugee Learning Partnership

 

Mercy Community

 

Metro Assist Limited

 

Migrant Youth Advocacy Network

 

Mountains Anglican Refugee Network

 

MRC North West

 

Multicultural Australia

 

Multicultural Services Centre of WA

Naked Emperor

 

National Council of Churches in Australia

 

NSW Ecumenical Council Incorporated

 

Om Dhungel Consulting

 

Our Race

 

Overseas Services to Survivors of Torture and Trauma

 

Oxfam Australia

 

Pottsville Refugee Support group

 

Quakers Australia

 

Queensland Churches Together

 

Queensland Congregational Fellowship

 

Refugee Advice & Casework Service (RACS)

 

Refugee Council of Australia

 

Regional Council of the Temple Society Australia (as a free-thinking Christian-based faith community, we cannot speak on behalf of all our TSA members)

 

Regional Opportunities Australia

 

Romero Centre

 

Rural Australians for Refugees Daylesford

 

Save the Children Australia

 

Serbian Community Association of Australia Inc

 

Settlement Services International

 

Seventh-day Adventist Church in Australia

 

Sidney Myer Fund

 

Sisters of the Good Samaritan

 

South Gippsland Rural Australians for Refugees

 

Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre

 

Sydney Multicultural Community Services

 

Tasmanian Refugee Rights Action Group

 

The Generous and the Grateful

 

The Salvation Army Australia

 

The Tasmania Opportunity

 

Uniting Church Action for Society and Environment

 

Uniting Church in Australia Assembly

 

Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania

 

Victorian Council of Churches

 

Welcoming Australia

 

Whittlesea Community Connections

 

Wonthaggi Neighbourhood Centre at Mitchell House Inc.

Wyndham Community and Education Centre

The above information will give you means how you can help Australia charities or be part of them.

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