DONATING TO RACS
Support the Refugee Advice and Casework Service (Aust) Inc.
Since 1988, RACS has been aiding those with a well-founded fear of persecution in their home countries to secure the legal protection to which they are entitled under the United Nations Convention Regarding the Status of Refugees, as well as under Australian law. Through the delivery of high quality, free legal services to asylum-seekers, their families and communities, we are working to assist people fleeing targeted violence and persecution across the world. Our clients originate from places like the Democratic Republic of Congo (where close to 4 million people have died as a consequence of civil war): places that do not appear on your nightly news. Now, more than ever, RACS needs your support.
RACS' Status and Funding Needs
RACS is a registered charity with gift deductible status and does not enjoy any single, unwavering source of funding support.
To fund its operations, RACS relies primarily on limited payments from the Federal Government under advisory contracts (for which it must tender every two years), project-specific grants from philanthropic organisations and sporadic community donations. This support falls seriously short of meeting the needs of asylum seekers in the community and in remote detention centres throughout Australia.
For instance, no provision has been made in the government funds allocated to RACS to provide assistance to TPV holders or with family reunion applications.
In addition, RACS continues to accept meritorious cases in which the character of the work required falls outside the scope of its funding contracts with the government (such as visa cancellation review), and compelling matters that fall outside the capped government funding forcommunity applications.
Go to ABOUT RACS for a thorough overview of RACS' work.
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