Children

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 […]
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 […]
October 30, 2019

Let the Children and Young People Come to Me!

The recent publicity stirred up by the young Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg with her short passionate speech to the UN Climate session has had mixed responses around the world.  For […]
July 4, 2020

A Child’s Trust

I have wonderful memories of watching my son play with his two small boys, our grandsons.   Throwing them in the air and catching them, holding and letting go, the rough […]