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May 26, 2014

The High Cost of Education

Education and the price being put on a university degree is becoming too expensive for many young people and their families. As we contemplate the prospect of course prices being […]
May 27, 2014

Human Rights and Refugees

It is another sorry chapter in Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers that we have seen in recent days. There is a whiff of deliberate redemptive violence emerging in the current […]
June 5, 2014

Outrage and sorrow at the punishment meted out for children locked up in detention.

Over a dozen of us Western Australians stood outside Federal Parliament today in Canberra, to protest at the 1034 children locked up in our name by our Government in breach […]
June 16, 2014

Australia’s Camps of Shame – our very own gulags

At least 20 asylum seekers including up to five babies together with their siblings and parents were transferred from the Adelaide Inverbrackie Detention Centre to Christmas Island at 3 am […]
July 7, 2014

A challenge to Australia’s current detention policies for asylum seekers

The launch of the new global strategy by the UN refugee agency on the 3rd July 2014 calls on all countries to move away from the detention of children among […]
July 10, 2014
Indifference

The Globalisation of Indifference – A war worth fighting?

It seems to me we are fighting a war against the globalisation of indifference.  As I look around our neighbourhoods and communities, and examine our country’s response to human needs […]
August 4, 2014
Asylum Seekers - Boat Interception

Asylum Seekers: ‘Piracy’ and ‘Disappearing’?

Our treatment of asylum seekers in Australia in recent years and the discussions last week about the possibility of the Australian Government being involved in piracy according to Julian Burnside […]
August 5, 2014
Human Trafficking

Stopping Human Trafficking and Slavery is the focus of the world’s faith leaders, business and governments

Stopping human trafficking and slavery is the work of the Global Freedom Network currently based in Rome, and it is an inspiring story that deserves enormous praise and support. It’s […]
August 7, 2014
Unity

Where do we find peace and unity if it isn’t in our hearts?

I recently watched the film ‘Nelson Mandela Long Road to Freedom’ and was struck by his very human capacity to choose love over hatred, freedom over the experience of imprisonment, […]