Successful completion of Refugee Legal Empowerment Course - Know Your Rights with DLA Piper

On 26 April 2023, Edmund Rice Centre with DLA Piper Australia successfully completed a 3-week legal empowerment course Know Your Rights. During the three weeks, participants gained a comprehensive understanding of 

  • The Australian Legal and Political System
  • Division of Power in a democratic country (Legislative, Judiciary and Executive)
  • Police and Your Rights and
  • Employment Law
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Successful completion of Iranian Community Education Session in collaboration with Immigration Advice & Rights Centre (IARC) and the Australian-Iranian Community Organization (AICO)

On 28 April 2023 the Edmund Rice Centre for Justice & Community Education organized an information session for the Iranian refugees in NSW. The session was conducted in collaboration with Immigration Advice & Rights Centre (IARC) and the Australian-Iranian Community Organization (AICO). To make the session linguistically accessible, we organized it in Farsi. It was highly appreciated by the community.

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A word of thanks to all the donors who made the recent visit to the Torres Strait Islands a reality

Our Pacific Calling Partnership team is back from Saibai and Boigu islands in the Torres Strait and we wanted you to know about the important Statement of Solidarity signed between Pacific Elders and Saibai and Boigu leaders during our visit.

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Empowering refugees through legal awareness

On 13 April 2023 we commenced the first session of our Legal Empowerment Course. In this session we discussed the Australian Legal System and the Three Branches of Power (Legislative, Judicial and Executive).

Sixteen newly arrived humanitarian entrants from Afghanistan, Iran, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh benefited from the session. The topic was presented by two legal experts from DLA Piper.

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Media Release: Pacific elders stand in solidarity with Torres Strait leaders seeking greater climate action from Australia

The Edmund Rice Centre applauds the joint signing of a Statement of Solidarity by Pacific Elders' Voice Chair and former President of Kiribati His Excellency Anote Tong together with Saibai Boigu Elders and community leaders for the Torres Strait. 

The Pacific Elders' Voice is a group of former Presidents, Prime Ministers and high-level officials from across the Pacific.

The Statement of Solidarity is the result of a week-long visit by His Excellency Anote Tong to Saibai and Boigu islands in the Torres Strait, which occurred following an invitation extended to the Pacific Elders' Voice by Saibai and Boigu Traditional Owners.

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