The symposium was one of the events during 2013 to mark the 175th anniversary of continuous Augustinian presence in Australia.
Organisations within the Augustinian Order in Australia presented an overview of their social justice priorities and initiatives. Guest speakers with first-hand experience with asylum seekers and refugees told of their experience and vision. The keynote speaker was Fr van Thanh Nguyen S.V.D., an associate professor at the Catholic Theological Union, Chicago. He is a Scripture scholar, and spoke about Strangers, Migrants and Refugees in the Bible.
Persons with Augustinian connections and visitor attended from numerous locations, one group of twelve coming from as far away as Brisbane.