5 May 2020
NRAAG has produced its National Community Consultation Outcomes Report (linked) to inform advocacy, policy and solutions. It premises the report on its virtual consultation with refugee communities on 22nd April 2020. It details community feedback on the gaps and barriers facing refugee communities in relation to COVID-19 health and economic responses.
The National Refugee-led Advisory and Advocacy Group (NRAAG) is a refugee led entity that envisions to create spaces, platforms and strong voices led by former refugees, people from refugee like backgrounds and people seeking asylum in key decision making tables, policy, public & media discourse. NRAAG's aims to inform key policies, service delivery, campaigns, research, and key initiatives affecting the lives of its constituents with a range of partners and allies.
Why is our work important?
Agency and active participation of people with lived experience in decisions that affect them and their communities directly matter. NRAAG is comprised of a group of former refugees, refugees and people seeking asylum that hold important expertise and perspective in laws, policies, services and initiatives that affect their lives. NRAAG exists to enhance refugee leadership in decisions and highlight the importance of refugee voices and self representation which for a long time have been diluted to platforms for storytelling only. While we acknowledge the importance of stories in shaping narratives and other discourses, people with lived experience have more to offer and need to have space to advocate for policy, be a part of decision making practices, and have a seat at the table when it comes to issues that affect them.
The Annual Australian Refugee Dialogue 2020
NRAAG is hosting its first signature 2020 Annual Australian Refugee Dialogue for people of refugee backgrounds and people seeking asylum. This Interactive dialogue aims to unpack the complexity of outcome focused refugee led voices in decision making at national, state and local levels with NGOs, Service Providers, Government departments at various levels. It will explore issues and themes on models of accountability, and representation to enable a strategic direction for the future of NRAAG.
Date And Time: Sat., 15 February 2020
9:30 am – 4:30 pm AEST
Location: QUT Gardens Point Campus
2 George Street
Brisbane City, QLD 4000
Please note: this event is closed to refugee community and people seeking asylum only.