NOTHING ABOUT US WITHOUT US!

RISE: Refugees, Survivors and eX-detainees is the first Refugee and Asylum seeker organisation in Australia to be run and governed by Refugees, Asylum seekers and eX-detainees. We were founded in 2010 by an eX-detainee who was held hostage in both offshore and onshore detention camps. RISE Board of Directors come from diverse Refugee backgrounds with strong connections to the community.

Our projects, campaigns and services are managed, developed and run by people from eX-detainee, Refugee and Asylum seeker backgrounds who have first-hand experience of settling in and outside Australia.

Join us as we fight for refugees’ rights in Australia and around the world

As eX-detainees, Asylum seekers and Refugees in Australia, we acknowledge that the land we seek protection on is the land of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples whose sovereignty was never ceded. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.

NOTHING ABOUT US WITHOUT US!

RISE: Refugees, Survivors and eX-detainees is the first Refugee and Asylum seeker organisation in Australia to be run and governed by Refugees, Asylum seekers and eX-detainees. We were founded in 2010 by an eX-detainee who was held hostage in both offshore and onshore detention camps. RISE Board of Directors come from diverse Refugee backgrounds with strong connections to the community.

Our projects, campaigns and services are managed, developed and run by people from eX-detainee, Refugee and Asylum seeker backgrounds who have first-hand experience of settling in and outside Australia.

Join us as we fight for refugees’ rights in Australia and around the world

As eX-detainees, Asylum seekers and Refugees in Australia, we acknowledge that the land we seek protection on is the land of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples whose sovereignty was never ceded. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.

MEMBER SERVICES

RISE projects and services aim to redress social barriers and empower Refugee, eX-detainee and Asylum seeker communities to actively participate in society.

CAMPAIGNS

Our main focus at RISE is to advocate for the abolition of Australia’s cruel Refugee policies including mandatory detention and as well as global policies that adversely impact on our members.

SUPPORT RISE.

RISE is managed, developed and run by people from Refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds. RISE is a tax-deductible organisation and your financial support will enable us to assist eX-detainees, Refugees and Asylum seekers in building their new lives in Australia.

OUR VOICES

RISE covers the current local and international climate facing by Refugees. All articles, opinion pieces and statements are entirely written by eX-detainees, Refugees and Asylum seekers.

Media Release: eX-detainees urge the residents in Darebin NOT to vote for council election candidates who have not taken active and material steps to release our community detained in the Mantra Bell City Hotel.

More than 50 refugees are arbitrarily detained within the confines of the Mantra Bell City Hotel, Preston in the Melbourne metropolitan area. In 2019, every one of these refugee detainees was evacuated to Australia for medical treatment and detained in the Hotel after...

Media Release : We eX-detainees condemn the ‘Refugee Council of Australia’ and demand that they withdraw their proposal to send eX-detainees and Asylum seekers for fruit picking and farming jobs in exchange for “residency”.

eX-detainees condemn the so-called ‘Refugee Council of Australia’ (headed and led by white non-refugees/eX-detainees) who have recently proposed to Australian MPs to send eX-detainees, Asylum seekers and Refugees on TPV and SHEV to work in the regional areas due to a...

eX-detainees’ Day Statement : ‘In Australia, the eX-detainee community is arguably ONE of the poorest, racially profiled and systematically discriminated community group’

eX-detainees’ Day Statement 2020 As eX-detainees in Australia, we acknowledge that the land we seek protection on is the land of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples whose sovereignty was never ceded. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land. We,...