About ARAN

The Australian Refugee Action Network (ARAN) is a national alliance of refugee action and advocacy groups that call for Australia to uphold its obligations under international human rights law to people seeking asylum.

The campaign for refugee rights has been a long fight. There have been many twists and turns in the campaign which have required those in the movement to respond quickly.

Without an organising body, the capacity to provide a coordinated national response to issues has been severely limited. No other major movement operates without a national body to coordinate actions.

For more information contact ARAN.

ARAN Members
Find out who is a member of ARAN.

Who can join ARAN?
Membership of ARAN is open to any grassroots activist/advocacy group which:
• has a membership of its own,
• is campaigning for Australia to uphold its obligations under international human rights law with regard to refugees and people seeking asylum; and/or is raising awareness and supporting refugees and people seeking asylum in the community, and
• is committed to working collaboratively and constructively with other ARAN member groups.

ARAN’s Aims and Objectives
• To provide an avenue for communication and collaboration for action and advocacy groups with a wide membership or which operate as networks in their cities or regions
• To promote a stronger and more coordinated approach to campaigns and days/periods of action across the nation
• To facilitate information dissemination so that grass roots action/advocacy groups are better informed and equipped to undertake actions in their own localities, and
• To offer a single point where various activities across the country can be listed and promoted for quick reference.

Membership of ARAN is open to any grassroots activist/advocacy
group that:

• has a membership of its own
• is campaigning for Australia to uphold its obligations under international human rights law with regard to refugees and people seeking asylum; and/or is raising awareness and supporting refugees and people seeking asylum in the community
• is committed to working collaboratively and constructively with other ARAN member groups.

Australian Refugee Action Network National Committee
ARAN Terms of Reference (updated Sept 2019)
Terms of Reference will be reviewed as required.

2018 ARAN Annual Report

2019 ARAN Annual Report

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