Apollo Bay Rural Australians for Refugees

  

abrar logoABRAR is a small organisation based in Apollo Bay, our overriding mission priority is action to oppose refugees being demonised or treated punitively.

For general information on ABRAR phone 0418 395 205 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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MISSION STATEMENT

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.

  • Program
  • JB Lamis & Nicola Philp

    JB Lamis & Nicola Philp

  • Ray Nichols - Moderator

    Ray Nichols - Moderator

  • Cathy Lewis

    Cathy Lewis

  • Neil Melville & Celine Yap

    Neil Melville & Celine Yap

  • Lunch

    Lunch

  • Poster
  • Rockpool Ramble - Ranger Gary Summers with Richard Di Natale and kids

    Rockpool Ramble - Ranger Gary Summers with Richard Di Natale and kids

  • Attendees
  • Kerry Murphy

    Kerry Murphy

  • Ror

    Ror

  • Julian Burnside

    Julian Burnside

  • Art Exhibition

    Art Exhibition

  • Celine Yap

    Celine Yap

  • Seamus Fillmore & Annameika Craddock
  • Dinner

    Dinner

  • Neil Melville

    Neil Melville

Photos by David Simmonds

See also this collection of videos by Steve Sheers from the 2013 Warm Winter Words

  

DAILY NECESSITIESDaily Necessities 3rd edition 2015

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

  

ENQUIRIES: Daily Necessities (03) 5237 6479 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  

Thank you for your kindness and showing your welcome to new settlers to Australia.

  

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