News

Refugee Nurses of Australia launched

Companion House nurse, Lisa Clements participated in the launch of the Refugee Nurses of Australia in Melbourne on the 24 October 2016. More about the launch of this group is available at the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation

2015 – 2016 Annual Report

Companion House Annual Report 2015-16 launched by Kim Ryan, Chairperson and Kathy Ragless Director at our Annual General Meeting held on 12 October 2016.  The report is now available Annual Report 2016 You can also review previous reports through Publications and Resources. 

Paris Aristotle on refugee transfers to PNG & Nauru

For the latest statement from by Paris Aristotle AM, CEO, Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture regarding people transferred by Australia to Papua New Guinea & Nauru please go to Foundation House website.

Still seeking $ for Student Fees

We have had great support so far towards student fees for Semester 2 2016 for five students who we are supporting in their goal to achieve university education here in Canberra, through the University of Canberra.  These students all did well in with great results from their Semester 1 studies. These five young students are… Read more

Organic Gardening proving great value for Companion House

Neville Jackson, a Companion House volunteer and Convenor of COGS Kambah Community Garden features in a story about his work with refugees through gardening.  See story from Canberra Times.  The Kambah Community Garden is holding an Open Day on 8 October and will be donating all proceeds from the Open Day fundraising components to Companion… Read more

FASSTT conference – Call for abstract submissions

STARTTS is organising the 1st Australia and New Zealand Refugee Trauma Recovery in Resettlement Conference in Sydney, Australia, 29-31 March 2017 on behalf of FASSTT.  For more information about the conference go to http://www.startts.org.au/training/refugee-trauma-conference-march-2017/. Abstracts submissions for papers and oral presentations are now open until Monday September 12 2016.  For details about submitting an abstract… Read more

UC Student Fees – Fundraising appeal

Student fees for Semester 2 2016 are due soon for five students who we are supporting in their goal to achieve university education here in Canberra, through the University of Canberra. These five young students are asylum seekers who are on University of Canberra scholarships that discount their International Student fees but these are subject… Read more

Statement re settlement of refugees

Here is an important Statement regarding the settlement of refugees in Australia made by Paris Aristotle AM, CEO, Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture. Please go to Foundation House website to read this statement.

Does your old laptop need a new home?

If you have a laptop or small PC looking for a new home we can make good use of these items. Companion House continues to be supported by a very skilled and generous volunteer  who rebuilds laptops and small PCs and sets them up with open source software.  For PCs he matches up the computer… Read more

ANU Med Revue donates $15 000

Huge thanks from Companion House to ANU med students for donating $15000 raised through their 2016 Annual Med Revue. Directed by Fiona D’Mello and Andy Hua and produced by Jonathan Peake – the ANU med students again showed their outstanding artistic and performing talents as well as their concern as future doctors for our refugee… Read more