The pro-refugee network is a vast mosaic of overlapping networks: lawyers, church people, human-rights advocates, welfare workers, political activists and ordinary people; from highly skilled professionals with specific expertise to the many thousands who have joined a grassroots movement striving to return compassion and humanity to Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers. One strand in this network is – Rural Australians for Refugees (RAR), an informal network of regional and rural groups supporting and advocating for refugees and people seeking asylum.