Media Statement – 10 October 2019
Interfaith Service on Asylum Seekers and Refugees
A group of NSW justice and peace organisations today continued their campaign to bring the Tamil family currently being held on Christmas Island back to the Australian mainland.
To encourage the Government to bring the family back to a community setting while the court process continues, the NSW Ecumenical Council and the Pitt Street Uniting Church, Sydney, are hosting an Interfaith Service on Asylum Seekers and Refugees. The Service will be held at the Pitt Street Uniting Church in central Sydney on Thursday afternoon, 10 October 2019, 5.15-7.30pm. Click here to download the event flyer.Read more
The sun came out in Sydney for today's #climatestrike. The Domain was full and we estimate the crowd was at least 70,000-strong. We know that this number will keep growing. Thank you to all the children and young people at School Strike 4 Climate for your courage, passion and determination. We're right behind you. Pacific Climate Watch Edmund Rice Centre
In an unprecedented move, the Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education (ERC) will shut its doors on Friday 20 September 2019 and encourage its staff and volunteers to attend the Global Climate Strikes taking place in The Domain, Sydney.Read more
A coalition of NSW justice and peace organisations today continued their campaign to bring the Tamil family currently being held on Christmas Island back to the Australian mainland. Following a court decision that further delayed a finding on this matter, the organisations called on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to bring the family back to a community setting while the court process continues.Read more
We, the organisations that have issued this statement, call on the Australian Federal Government to show compassion
and empathy for Priya, Nades, Kopika and Tharunicaa – the Tamil family who have been adopted by the community of
Biloela. The children born to this precious family are Australians. They belong here.
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