Human Rights

September 26, 2013

Baptistcare CEO Lucy Morris questions the lack of transparency for Asylum Seekers and Refugees

In the debate about Asylum Seekers and Refugees, it seems the concept and practice of transparency has become another tradeable commodity in our consumer marketplace. It is not seen as […]
October 7, 2013

We have a dream of a fair and ethical society!

‘We have a dream….” And in late August on the eve of the 50th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King’s most famous ‘I have a dream’ speech, Baptist Care Australia […]
November 11, 2013

Australia, cruel and vindictive or generous and complacent?

When did Australia lose its generosity and become vindictive and cruel, and unable to see itself as others see it?  This is a very hard question to consider!  Julian Burnside, […]
January 20, 2014

Human trafficking is a crime against humanity

“Trafficking of persons is a crime against humanity…” said Pope Francis to a group of diplomats at a meeting at the Vatican in November last year. He went onto say: […]
January 22, 2014

The grief that knows no limits

I listened to a story on the radio yesterday about a woman who was searching for her baby who had died at birth and had been buried without trace. An […]
January 26, 2014

Speaking of transparency and accountability

I continue to be alarmed and concerned at the lack of information that our Governments deems appropriate for us as its citizens, to be given over its treatment, in our […]
March 18, 2014

The Launch of the Global Freedom Network and the fight to eradicate slavery and human trafficking by 2020

On Monday, 17th March 2014, a remarkable movement was launched by the leaders of the world’s faiths; a movement which is called the Global Freedom Network.  Among its leaders are […]
March 19, 2014

Australia’s Shame on Asylum Seekers

I watched the ABC’s news on the 17th March 2014 and was appalled at the report on the treatment of asylum seekers being turned back from Australian shores, forced into […]
April 2, 2014

The Abuse and Misuse of Power in the Case of Asylum Seekers

I’ve been reflecting on the abuse and misuse of power including the danger of becoming so fixed on a particular purpose that an intentional blindness creeps in, and becomes, in […]