Saturday, 10 November 2018
Wednesday, 7 November 2018
Monday, 5 November 2018
Monday, 17 September 2018
Sunday, 9 September 2018
Thursday, 30 August 2018
In the tradition of The Castle and Ali’s Wedding, one of Australia’s most popular comedians, Damian Callinan adapts his entertaining and topical stage play, The Merger for the big screen!
Bodgy Creek is a struggling town. The drought won’t let up, jobs are scarce after the mill was shut down, and the footy team looks like it will have to merge with anoher club or fold. Living a hermit-like existence on the town’s fringe, former football star turned ‘Town Killer’ Troy Carrington (Damian Callinan), is coaxed into rescuing the team after striking up an unlikely friendship with young Neil (Raffety Grierson) who is struggling with the recent loss of his father.
Teaming up with Neil’s mum Angie (Kate Mulvany, The Great Gatsby) who runs a nearby refugee support centre, they unite to recruit the new arrivals to save the team and take the community on a journey of change. But for some, like Neil’s grandfather and Club President, Bull (fan-favourite, John Howard, SeaChange) and ‘star’ player Carpet Burn (Angus McLaren, Hotel Mumbai), it’s more change than they’re willing to take.
With a winning cast including Penny Cook (A Country Practice), Nick Cody (Please Like Me), Zenia Starr (Hotel Mumbai), Aaron Gocs, Sahil Saluja (Tomorrow, When the War Began), Ben Knight (The Warriors), Stephen Hunter (The Hobbit) and Fayssal Bazzi(Peter Rabbit), The Merger is a hilarious and heart-felt comedy from the team who brought you Backyard Ashes.
RUNNING TIME 103 minutes COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Australia
YEAR OF PRODUCTION 2018
Monday, 27 August 2018
Sunday, 26 August 2018
Thursday, 16 August 2018
Sunday, 5 August 2018
Thursday, 12 July 2018
With empty hands: How the Australian Government is forcing people seeking
asylum into destitution
Refugee Council of Australia
This report tells the story of over 30,000 people seeking asylum in Australia, and the Australian Government has, in various ways, denied them access to work, study, income and much-needed health services.
Catholic Justice and Peace Commission of the Archdiocese of Brisbane
In this document attention is drawn to the growing number of families and individuals facing destitution in our community. The document explains in a straight forward way who refugees and people seeking asylum are and their legal status. It invites parishes to become a sanctuary for refugees and people seeking asylum.
Tuesday, 10 July 2018
Monday, 4 June 2018
New film screening with a Q and A from Julian Burnside, Human Rights Barrister
New Farm Cinema
July 3rd 7pm.
Sunday, 3 June 2018
6.30pm for 7.00pm.
Trinity Uniting Church
47- 49 Malborough Rd, Wellington Point
Come early for a cuppa - Everyone is welcome.
Monday, 21 May 2018
The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, the Islamic Women's
Association of Australia, AMARAH and Australian Association
of Social Workers - Qld Branch warmly invite all refugee sector
employees, volunteers and community supporters to a
Community Action Workshop to be held on Friday 1 June in
This workshop will introduce the tools and strategies to have
value-based conversations with family, friends and people of
influence about the issues impacting people seeking asylum.
It will also be a chance to meet like-minded people who may want
to take a collective approach in your area.
The content of the workshop draws on the findings of our groundbreaking
‘Words That Work’ messaging research, which found more
effective ways of communicating about the rights of people seeking
By working together, we can transform the way our community
thinks about people seeking asylum. It's time to get the
conversation towards a shared future on the #RightTrack. We look
forward to seeing you there!
This workshop may qualify as Continuous Professional
Development for attendees.
Date: Friday 1 June
Start time: 10.15am for a 10.30am start
Finish time: 1pm (followed by lunch until 1.30pm)
Islamic Women's Association of Australia, Queensland
11 Watland St
RSVP by: 5pm Wednesday 30 May 2018 for catering purposes via
Email: email@example.com with any special dietary
Cost: free event
CPD: this event may qualify as CPD for attendees.
For more information, please contact Michelle McDonald
(NB: Lunch will be provided - vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free
Thursday, 19 April 2018
Martin Luther King's Legacy
A special presentation by Noel Preston
Noel Preston will be giving a special presentation on the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Martin Luther King - What is his legacy?
Monday April 23 at 7pm
St Matt’s Anglican Church
cnr Logan Rd and Swain St
Tuesday, 10 April 2018
Sunday, 8 April 2018
Monday, 26 February 2018
Monday, 19 February 2018
Fair go for refugees
and people seeking asylum
Open Community Forum
Saturday 17 March 2018
13.30 - 16.30
Lourdes Hill College
All community members are welcome to attend an 'Open Community Forum: Fair go for refugees and people seeking asylum' event, hosted by Amnesty International, Oxfam Australia, Mums 4 Refugees and Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.When people seek asylum, they, like all of us, need a home where they can live in freedom and safety. If any of us found ourselves vulnerable or in danger, we’d like to know that we could seek help and a safe place.Successive Federal Governments have chosen to implement policies that deny the rights of people seeking asylum to a fair, transparent, accountable and timely assessment process.As a result, many people are living in ‘limbo’ in our communities and in detention centres or faced with the threat of being forcibly returned to harm by our Government.The forum will discuss the current situation of refugees and people seeking asylum, and the role of community members to get on the #RightTrack, in a constructive and solutions-focused way. #RightTrack is a grassroots, community owned and led national movement resourced by the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.All community members are welcome to attend. Please bring along a friend or family member who is interested in finding out more.Speakers and Q&A panellists:Kon Karapanagiotidis OAM (CEO and founder of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre)Mojgan Shamsalipoor (Young woman seeking safety in Australia)
with Jessica Walker (Convenor of Teachers For Refugees and People Seeking Asylum)Pemba Amuri (Community Engagement and Organising Manager at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, refugee, Congolese pro-democracy activist)Sally Dodds (Queensland Convenor of Mums 4 Refugees)Additional speakers:Rebecca Buttenshaw (Activism Support Coordinator for Amnesty International)Emily Dowling (Community Campaigner for Oxfam Australia)Following the speeches, an open Q&A session will be held for community members to ask the expert panel any questions they may have.After the forum, refreshments will be available until 5.30pm.For more information on the event: please email firstname.lastname@example.orgEvent details:Date:Saturday 17 March 2018Times:Arrive: 1.30pm for 2.00pm startFinish: Forum finishes at 4.30pm, followed by refreshments until 5.30pmVenue:Polding Theatre
Lourdes Hill College86 Hawthorne Rd, HawthorneWalk through Gate 1Parking:Street parking onlyLimited onsite parking available for people who use wheelchairs (please RSVP ahead of time to reserve your spot)Public transport:Bus stops outside the schoolCost:Free eventRSVP by 5.00pm Wednesday 14 March for catering purposes via one of the following:(Please don't RSVP via Facebook)Special requirements:Please advise of any dietary needs or wheelchair parking needs by 5.00pm Wednesday 14 March.Event hosted by: Amnesty International, Oxfam Australia, Mums 4 Refugees and Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.Event endorsed by: Refugee Council of Australia, Brisbane Refugee and Asylum Seeker Support (BRASS) Network, Refugee and Immigration Legal Service, Romero Centre, Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce, Australian Association of Social Workers – Qld Branch, Doctors 4 Refugees, Asylum Circle/Communify, World Wellness Group, Love Makes A Way, Refugee Association of Logan, Unions 4 Refugees, Pax Christi International Peace Movement (Queensland), Buddies, Refugee Connect, Brisbane West Senior Citizens Centre, Refugee Action Collective.
Thursday, 15 February 2018
Songs of Hope & Healing ft. Isaiah
Tuesday, March 27 2018
7 PM - QPAC
Songs of Hope and Healing is a special benefit concert to raise funds for the Friends of HEAL Foundation (FHEAL), which provides creative arts therapy in schools to young people of refugee backgrounds.