Apollo Bay Rural Australians for Refugees
ABRAR is a small organisation based in Apollo Bay, our overriding mission priority is action to oppose refugees being demonised or treated punitively.
The mission of ABRAR is to help the cause of refugees to Australia. To this end, ABRAR strongly supports the UN Convention and Protocol relating to the status of refugees (1951-1967), signed by Australia, which defines refugees as those who flee threats to their lives or freedom, obliges governments to provide refugees with education, social services, employment opportunities, freedom of movement, access to courts, and protection of their families, and bars penalising refugees who broke immigration laws to arrive. ABRAR's overriding mission priority is action to oppose refugees being demonized or treated punitively, whether by government, opposition or other agencies. In particular, ABRAR opposes the use of Temporary Protection Visas and indefinite detention of refugees.
2014 FESTIVAL OF HOPE
A two day celebration of diversity, the opportunity to hear inspiring speakers, good debates, and to share experiences, foods, watch some films etc.
Photos by David Simmonds
Refugees seeking asylum in Australia receive very limited assistance, have no work rights and no family support – they need help to live. You can be of practical help by contributing to the DAILY NECESSITIES collection in Apollo Bay which will be sent to centres in Geelong for inclusion in "welcome packs" which are distributed to families.
Click on the poster to open then save it on your smartphone or print it off to keep a copy in your shopping bag.
DROP OFF at Judy, Peter & Marj's at 12 RAMSDEN AVENUE, APOLLO BAY
Thank you for your kindness and showing your welcome to new settlers to Australia.