Caz Coleman and Misha Coleman
At the SPC forum on refugees and asylum seekers on 7 August 2013 at Yarra Theological Union in Box Hill, Caz Coleman discussed how Australia could better manage unauthorised boat arrivals of asylum seekers and refugees.
Caz recently returned from Nauru as Contract Manager for the Salvation Army support services. She previously worked as the Director of the Hotham Mission Asylum Seeker Project, with the Uniting Church Justice and International Mission Unit and in the Refugee program of the National Council of Churches in Australia, and has long experience with refugee issues.
Misha Coleman (no relation to Caz), Executive Officer of the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce, also spoke on how the local church and community groups can help shape policies by contacting their local politicians personally or by mail.