Many organisations and individuals are working to create a better future for the people in the legacy caseload specifically, and for refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia more broadly.
Below is a starting point for anyone wishing to help.
The Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law is a trusted source of information and analysis on refugee issues, with a mission to promote legal,sustainable and humane solutions to forced migration. It brings evidence, rationality and expertise to the public and policy discussion of refugee issues. Get free updates on refugee news curated from Australia and worldwide in the Centre's weekly roundup.
Zaki Haidari is running 500km by 31 December 2020 – that’s 100km for every year of his temporary protection visa – to raise money that will help RACS provide free legal services and advocacy for people seeking asylum. #5YearsofUncertainty #Run4RACS #TeamZaki
The Refugee Advice & Casework Service is a community legal centre dedicated to assisting people seeking asylum and refugees. RACS stands as a strong, independent public voice for the rights of refugees and people seeking asylum. RACS assists people of all nationalities, religions, sexual and gender identity, and call for justice and dignity for refugees through the provision of effective legal services and advocacy.
The Refugee Art Project is a non-profit community art organisation that facilitates art workshops for people of an asylum seeker or refugee background in Western Sydney. The organisation has held numerous public exhibitions across many genres, created self-published zines and contributed to online projects and forums. The aim is to collaboratively support and promote the agency of refugees in Australia, educate the broader Australian community and activate art in the struggle for refugee rights.
Refugee Voices is a newly founded refugee-led community organisation, advocating for permanent residency to be offered to refugees and asylum seekers in the legacy caseload, to enable them to continue contributing to critical sectors. The Refugee Voices team has expertise across community mobilisation, refugee policy and campaigning and is committed to ensuring that when it comes to the policies, campaigns and decisions that affect us, the voices of those with lived experience are heard loud and clear.
The Asia Pacific Network of Refugees is a network of refugee-led groups established in 2018, bringing together representatives from refugee-led organisations in Asia to advocate for refugee agency and self-representation. #RefugeesRise
The Asylum Seekers Centre is a place of welcome in Sydney and provides practical and personal support for people living in the community who are seeking asylum.
The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) is an independent not-for-profit organisation whose programs support and empower people seeking asylum to maximise their own physical, mental and social wellbeing. The ASRC has a range of campaign actions aimed at championing the rights of people seeking asylum and mobilising a community of compassion to create lasting social and policy change.
The Refugee Council of Australia works to ensure Australia’s policies toward refugees and people seeking asylum offer the protection they have the right to, and that the nation’s policies reflect respect, decency and traditional Australian generosity to those in need while advancing Australia’s international standing and national interests.
Welcoming Australia is a non-partisan movement and organisation committed to cultivating a culture of welcome and advancing an Australia where people of all backgrounds have equal opportunity to belong, contribute and thrive.