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STARTTS Refugee Yoga Project

  • May 25, 2017
STARTTS Refugee Yoga Project
The Refugee Yoga Project is a collaborative project with STARTTS and the Vasudhara Foundation, researching the benefits of yoga for refugees who have experienced torture and more

SBS puts STARTTS in the news

  • February 2, 2017
SBS Puts STARTTS In The News
SBS news recently published an article entitled 'Fresh STARTTS: Helping refugees overcome trauma and embrace safety’. The article outlines some of the cutting edge more

STARTTS hosts Pru Goward

  • January 31, 2017
STARTTS Hosts Pru Goward
STARTTS was proud to host the previous NSW Minister for Mental Health Pru Goward at our Carramar office. STARTTS CEO Jorge Aroche shared with her the work of more

Women of Fairfield

  • December 20, 2016
Women Of Fairfield
Women of Fairfield has been nominated for anFBI SMAC award, in the Best Arts Program category. The project is a celebration of womanhood in one of Australia's most more

Statement regarding people transferred by Australia to Papua New Guinea & Nauru -September 2016

  • September 19, 2016
Statement Regarding People Transferred By Australia To Papua New Guinea & Nauru -September 2016

STARTTS fully supports the call by Paris Aristotle, CEO of The Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture , for a swift and humane settlement policy for asylum seekers transferred to Papua New Guinea and Nauru.

STARTTS stands with Mr Aristotle in his calls for the government to act to restore hope and to act in the best interest of those living with uncertainly and hopelessness.


Statement regarding the settlement of refugees in Australia

  • May 31, 2016
Statement Regarding The Settlement Of Refugees In Australia

Paris Aristotle AM, CEO of the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture, recently released a statement about the settlement of refugees in Australia. It highlighted the substantial economic and social contribution people from refugee backgrounds have made to Australia. In…