Past Events and Meetings

Past Meetings and events


• NT: Darwin – DASSAN’s Humanely Hilarious Comedy Night
Darwin Railway Club
Friday 7 May 7.30pm
Tickets on Eventbrite
More information on the Facebook events

• Families Belong Together
Campaign launch 4 May 2021
Human Rights Law Centre
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• ACT: Canberra – RAC General Meeting
Saturday 1 May 2021 1.00pm-3.00pm
Copland Building, Room G031, ANU (behind the Street Theatre).

•Auswide: Human Rights Law Centre (HRLC) Together in Safety Report
Online Launch and panel discussion
Wednesday 28 April – 1.00pm – 2.00pm (AEST)
RSVP on the HRLC website.

• Auswide: Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS) Book Club
Online launch
Wednesday 21 April
7.30-8.30pm  Zoom.
Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS)
More info and tickets on EventBrite.

Refugee Advice & Casework Service RACS Book Club
The Book: The Kabul Peace House by Mark Isaacs
Wednesday 21st April 7.30pm on Zoom
Purchase tickets on Eventbrite.

• Two dates for information about Canadian Sponsorship
Join online to find out what Operation #NotForgotten (ONF) has accomplished in the past year, what is planned for 2021.
Saturday 17 April 2021 10am (AEST): register on EventBrite
– Tuesday, 20 April 2021 10am (AEST): register on EvenBrite

• NSW & Beyond: Grandmothers Live Online Guest Speaker: Jason Siwat
Wednesday 14 April
Jason works in Port Moresby PNG supporting refugees.
Details, zoom link & time to follow.

•  2021 BRASA Afternoon Tea
Monday 12 April 2021 (barring further lockdowns)
In Sandringham from 2.00 to 4.00 pm
More details from the
Bayside Refugee Advocacy and Support Association (BRASA).

•  Refugee Advice & Casework Service
Launch of the A Place To Call Home report
Thursday 25 March 6.00 – 7.00 pm on Zoom
Tickets from EventBrite.

•  ACT:  Anh Do The Happiest Refugee
Wednesday 24 March 2021 8.00pm
Canberra Theatre Civic Square London Circuit
More information on the Theatre website.

• ARAN / Amnesty Justice and a Fair Go for Refugees Webinar
Tuesday 23 March 7.30-8.30pm on Zoom
Hosted by the Australian Refugee Action Network and supported by Amnesty International. With Zaki Haidari, Farhad Bandesh, Sr Brigid Arthur, Prof John Minns and Dr Graham Thom (Amnesty International). If you register before the night you will receive updates on the speakers and program.
More info on Facebook Events.

• Vic: Melbourne – world premiere of No Friend But The Mountains:
A Symphonic Song Cycle
Sunday 21 March 2021 5.00pm
Myer Music Bowl
More information on Live At The Bowl.

• NSW: Live online with Daney Faddoul
Grandmothers for Refugees
Friday 19 March 1-2pm.
Pre-register for this event on Zoom.

• Auswide: Live online with Daney Faddoul
Friday 19 March 1.00 – 2.00pm.
Pre-register for this Zoom event
Grandmothers for Refugees NSW.

• Vic: Melbourne Bayside Afternoon Tea Fundraiser
Bayside Refugee Advocacy and Support Association (BRASA)
Sunday 28 February 2021
More details soon on the BRASA website.
The next BRASA online meeting: Thursday 4 March at 7.30pm
Zoom; access details are on the BRASA website.

• NSW: Mid North Coast Refugee Support Group (MNCRSG)
Saturday 13 February 2021 10.00am
Meet at the Wauchope Arts Hall.
Our raffle is live! It will be drawn on the 20/3/21.

• National: Palm Sunday planing
Australian Refugee Action Network ARAN
Tuesday 2 February 2021 5:00pm (AEDT)
Via Zoom
Get meeting access details via the ARAN website contact.

• ACT Canberra – RAC Annual Planning Meeting
Saturday 30 January 2021  12.00pm – 3.00pm
15 Blackall St. Barton.

• ARAN meeting online
Sunday 31 January 2021 at 7.00pm (AEDT)
Online via Zoom
To obtain Access details, agenda and supporting documents, message ARAN.

• Qld Brisbane: Refugee Acion Collective (RAC) Organising Meeting
Wednesday 27 January 2021 6.30pm
Online using Zoom.
Refugee Action Collective QLD.

• NT – Darwin Asylum Seeker Support and Advocacy Network
Wednesday 27 January 2021 6.00pm

Families in detention in Darwin meeting.
342 Casuarina Drive, Rapid Creek.

• Online: Global conference celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Thursday 21 January 2021
Two events:

1. The Rohingya refugee crisis: Reflections from the region
3.00pm – 4.30pm AEDT
More information and registration on EventBrite
2. ‘Re-examining displacement in the context of disasters and climate change: A Pacific perspective.
4:45pm – 6.15pm AEDT
More information and registration on EventBrite
The conference is a partnership between UNHCR and the Global Academic Interdisciplinary Network (GAIN). Hosted by the Kaldor Centre.

• Qld: RAC – Refugee Action Collective
Wednesday 20th January 2021 6.30pm
Organising meeting Online: Zoom Meeting.

• National: Palm Sunday organising meeting
Tuesday 19 January 2021 5:00pm AEST
Online via Zoom.
Details from

• National: Palm Sunday organising meeting
Tuesday 19 January 2021 5:00pm AEST
Online via Zoom.
Details from

• Cairns for Refugees 2021 Planning Meeting
Saturday 16 January at 12 noon in Whitfield
Cairns for Refugees are coming together to plan our focus for the coming year.
More info from Raechel on  0415 764 657

• Refugee Advocacy Network
Tuesday 12 January 6.00pm
Palm Sunday (28 March) for Justice for Refugees organising Zoom meeting
Request access details via the ARAN contact form

• Refugee Action Collective (RAC) Queensland Organising meeting
Wednesday 6 January 6.30pm (AEST)
Online via Zoom.

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•  Auswide Webinar: Refugees as central dialogue partners for
displacement solutions

Wednesday 16 December 2020 5.00pm AEST
APNOR, Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network, Uni of Auckland
The Zoom link to join is

• Qld: RAC Organising meeting
Wednesday 16 December 6.30pm AEST
We Need You
Online via Zoom

• NSW: Grandmothers NSW Live Online
Wednesday 16th December 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Listen to Refugee Voices
Register on Zoom

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• Auswide: Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSAR) Webinar
Tuesday 15 December 3030 11:00am – 12:00pm AEST
From Solidarity to Solutions: a Review of 2020 and Garnering Hope for 2021.
Via Zoom.

• ARAN Network of Letter Writing Groups
 Wednesday  9 December 8.00pm AEDT.
To join in, contact ARAN
Income support: thousands are still with no safety net. If your group is financially supporting refugees let us know. We would like to hear from you via the ARAN contact form, subject line: Supporting refugees.

• Refugee Legal The ‘Not the Annual Dinner’ 
Online on Thursday 26 November 2020 7.00pm to 8.30pm
We are honoured to have Behrouz Boochani to deliver the keynote address, live from New Zealand. The MC for the night is Tom Ballard, award-winning stand-up comedian, actor, writer and broadcaster.
Bookings on TryBooking

• Sponsorship to Canada – Operation #NotForgotten Information Session for Supporters and Advocates
Friday 20 November 10.00am – 11.30am (AEDT)

Hear about what the project has been able to accomplish, its challenges and expectations for next 12 months.
Register via EventBrite

•  Qld: Refugee Action Committee (RAC) Online organising meeting
Wednesday 18 November 2020 6.30pm AEST
On Zoom

• Online: Tuesday 17 to Friday 20 November 2020 AEDT
2020 Kaldor Centre Virtual Conference: New frontiers of refugee law in a closed world. Find out more and register on the Kaldor Centre website.

•  Refugees and the media Online
Monday 16 November 2020 6.00pm AEDT
With Ben Doherty, Guardian Australia journalist, Debbie Whitmont, former ABC journalist and Midd