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CRS Scholarships Presentation

The Annual CRS Scholarships Presentation took place on 20 June. For more information, go to our Events page using the menu above or by clicking on this link: Events.

A Special Donation

An asylum seeker family in Canberra has been receiving support from Canberra Refugee Support and some of its members for the last couple of years.

At the end of a recent family/CRS members outing, the family concerned gave a cash donation of $250 dollars to CRS. The family indicated that they had kept careful records of every financial contribution ever received from CRS and that they wished to contribute to CRS by paying back ‘every cent’ received.

The church attended by the family encourages tithing 10% of earnings to the church, but the family has decided, for the moment, to tithe 5% to the church and 5% to CRS.

The CRS members receiving the donation indicated that such a substantial contribution was not necessary, especially given the family’s continuing fragile economic circumstances. Nevertheless, the donation was insisted upon – and has been gratefully received by CRS.

All who know about this have been greatly touched, and we wanted to share the story with the wider membership.


Asylum Insight provides facts and analysis on Australian asylum policy with an international angle. Information about the refugee status determination process in Australia is available here.

Screening of Constance on the Edge

The Committee will host a screening of the acclaimed Australian movie Constance on the Edge.

The trailer for the movie can be found at

Details are as follows:

  • When: Thursday 16 March 2017. Welcome wine and cheese from 6.30pm.
  • Where: The auditorium at the CIT in Reid.
  • Cost: Just $15 per head or $10 concession, paid at the door.

RSVP details can be found in the next CRS newsletter.

International Women’s Day Breakfast.

The Canberra Soroptimist International Club has invited CRS members to their International Women’s Day Breakfast to be held on Wednesday March 8th, 2017.  Funds raised at the breakfast support the CRS Scholarship Program.

For further information contact or Jeanne 0419298953.



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