We welcome, respect and support refugees and people seeking asylum

Tintenbar Upfront, Oct 14

BR4R has been selected as charity of the night of the 10th anniversary of Tintenbar Upfront.

Please come along and support local musicians and BR4R’s Settlement work. Click for details

Acid Bleed, Nov 12

The funky local band Acid Bleed are just back from a successful tour in North Island NZ.

They are putting on a fundraising night for BR4R at Tintenbar Hall on November 12 from 7pm. Tickets are on sale now, $25 or $20 for BR4R members. Click for details

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Run for Refugees, Nov 20

Dust off your walkers/runners and encourage others to join the cause. If you wish to participate in any way or have further questions, please email Ross run4refugees@br4r.org.au

All funds go to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

why is BR4R necessary?

Unfortunately, for many years, the Australian government of the day, whether Liberal or Labor, has decided to harshly treat people seeking asylum and use them for political advantage.

This has been perpetrated under the guise of protecting our borders and preventing deaths at sea.

It has resulted in the persecution and incarceration of desperate men, women & children and a concerted effort to demonise these people to garner as many votes as possible.

This treatment is inhumane and a violation of International agreements of which Australia is a signatory.

Organisations such as BR4R campaign to change this attitude and support refugees and those seeking asylum whether they are onshore or offshore.

what does br4r do?

BR4R works on many fronts.

  • We advocate for refugees and people seeking asylum

  • We support them financially and with essential items

  • We communicate with them

  • We raise funds to enable this to happen

How does BR4R advocate?

We raise awareness via

  • organising and attending rallies and other public events

  • letter writing to politicians and the newspapers

  • talks at schools and other groups

  • information stalls at markets

  • film information nights

 

How does BR4R support refugees?

BR4R supports refugees and people seeking asylum mainly through our Homestay Project and Nauru Friendship Group.

The Homestay Project provides respite for refugees in the community by providing stays with hosts in the Ballina Region.  Many refugees are located in city areas and a short break in a regional area such as Ballina is a psychological boost for them as well as demonstrating that there are many Australians who care about their wellbeing and value their contribution to the community.

The Nauru Friendship Group communicates with those held on Nauru, forming friendships and links to assist in their ability to cope.  The group also sends essential items such as clothing, personal care items and food.

Funds are also sent via various people and agencies to both Manus Island and Nauru for such things as medical needs, food, clothing, phone credit, legal aid etc.

Get Involved

BR4R’s goal is to promote the acceptance and integration of refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia, by thinking globally and acting locally.

We do this via four main strategies:

  • Direct Support
  • Awareness Raising
  • Community Engagement
  • Fundraising & Administration.

You can help

Upcoming Events

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Our Vision

The vision of Ballina Region for Refugees is to welcome, respect and support refugees and people seeking asylum.

Our goal is to promote the acceptance and integration of refugees and those seeking asylum in Australia, by thinking globally and acting locally.

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