What is the theme for Refugee Week 2021?
Unity – The way forward. The volatility of life in recent times has shown us unequivocally that we need to work together often merely to survive, let alone to thrive and progress.
Why do we celebrate Refugee Week?
activity to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees and people seeking asylum and how they have enriched our communities. We promote humane and compassionate policies for people seeking safety in Australia and around the globe.
Where are the refugee camps in Australia?
There are, or were, centres located at:
- Maribyrnong, established at Melbourne in 1966.
- Villawood, established at Sydney in 1976.
- Perth, established in 1981.
- Christmas Island, established 2001.
- Northern, established at Darwin in 2001.
- Baxter, near Port Augusta, SA, established 2002, closed 2007.
How long has refugee week been celebrated in Australia?
The first Refugee Week events were organised in Sydney in 1986 by Austcare. In 1987, Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) became a co-organiser of the week, which became a national event from 1988.
What happens to refugees in Australia?
When refugees arrive in Australia through the Humanitarian Program, they arrive as permanent residents and can immediately access income support payments in the same way as any other Australian permanent resident.
What can you do on Refugee Week?
Refugee Week is a unique opportunity for us all to experience and celebrate the rich diversity of refugee communities through theatre, music, dance, film and other events which take place all over Australia and highlight the aims of the Week, as outlined above.
What do refugees celebrate about being Australian?
Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees and celebrate the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society. Originally celebrated in 1986, Refugee Week coincides with World Refugee Day (20 June).
Does Australia accept all refugees?
Does Australia accept all refugees referred to it by the UN refugee agency? No. Though the UNHCR recommends or refers people for resettlement, the ultimate decision to grant a visa rests with Australia’s Immigration Department. the capacity of the Australian community to provide for their permanent settlement.
How much money do refugees get from Centrelink?
A single person with no dependent children who is eligible for the Newstart Allowance (whether or not he or she is a refugee) will receive up to $559.00 per fortnight, whereas a single person on an Age Pension payment will receive a fortnightly payment of up to $850.40.
When is Refugee Week in Australia in 2021?
In Australia, Refugee Week will run from Sunday, June 20 to Saturday, June 26, 2021. Every year, Refugee Week is scheduled during the week that includes the 20th of June, which is World Refugee Day.
When did Refugee Week become a national event?
In 1987, Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) became a co-organiser of the week, which became a national event from 1988. RCOA took on responsibility for the national coordination of Refugee Week from 2004.
Who is the Deputy CEO of Refugee Council of Australia?
Rosemary’s Way celebrates the remarkable Rosemary… The Refugee Council of Australia’s Deputy CEO, Adama Kamara appeared on ABC The Drum on Tuesday 22nd June to discuss how Australia is doing on Refugee Week’s theme of ‘Unity’ and the toll… The NSW Service for the Treatment and…
Who are the organisations involved in Refugee Week?
Refugee Week is an umbrella participatory festival which allows a wide range of refugee community organisations, voluntary and statutory organisations, local councils, schools, student groups and faith-based organisations to host events during the week.