Why I support RISE?

1. RISE is autonomously run by refugees, mainly ex-detainees 2. I’m a refugee & a person of colour 3. RISE doesn’t use images of refugees to gain funding 4. RISE is founded by an ex-detainee 5. RISE board and staff are from refugee backgrounds 6. RISE...

Help RISE arts to reach international level

RISE (Refugees, Survivors and Ex-Detainees) is thrilled to announce that our Arts Director has been offered a unique opportunity to receive mentorship at the International Community Arts Festival (ICAF) in the Netherlands from January ? 02 April 2017. In order for our...

Update on RISE?s #BlockTheBill Campaign

Dear RISE members and supporters, As you know, last week RISE started the #BlockTheBill campaign after members of parliament in Australia?s lower house passed the bill for a lifetime ban of refugees coming by boat.The lifetime ban of refugees bill has NOT yet been...
#BlockTheBill Campaign 2018

#BlockTheBill Campaign 2018

What is the ?lifetime ban? on refugees? The Coalition is proposing a bill amendment that would prevent asylum seekers arriving by boat after 19 July 2013 from ever entering Australia. On 19 July 2013, then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced that from this day...