Event: Merthyr Road Explorers – Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Everyone is invited to join in at Merthyr Explorers on 26th October.
Merthyr Road Uniting Church, 52 Merthyr Rd, New Farm.
10 am for morning tea (a few contributions to this will be welcome)
10:30 we begin our exploring of the topic.
A donation of $5 towards costs is appreciated.


Wondering about the blizzard of stats, jargon, vested interests, community attitudes right now?
Looking for ways forward in practising Christian values with the strangers at our gate?
On 26 October, our joint presenters offer a wealth of current insight and experience.

Frederika (Freddie) Steen is a strong advocate for just and compassionate practice towards refugees and asylum seekers – by Australian governments and communities.
She did major executive leadership with the Immigration Dept and since, has played a keyrole in the operation of the Refugee Hub at Indooroopilly Uniting Church.

Rebecca Lim brings a strong legal background as a migration agent; research, policy and advocacy work and works pro bono with the Indooroopilly UCA team.  She has edited the recently released book Does Australia Love its Neighbour? Lived experiences of Queenslanders working with people seeking asylum.  Copies of the book will be available on 26 October. EFTPOS is available.
$25 for waged; $20 for unwaged.  Proceeds go to the Indooroopilly Hub.

Like to do some background inquiry?  Here are some reliable options:
Refugee Council of Australia   https://www.refugeecouncil.org.au
The Kaldor Centre (Proposal to Government) https://Kaldorcentre.unsw.edu.au/project/resettlement-and-other-pathways-protection
UNHCR Australia  https://www.unrefugees.org.au       

I hope you can join us

Desley Garnett


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