refugees

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 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 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 3, 2014

Australia’s loss of moral authority in the world

During last week, it emerged the Australian government has supported the PNG government’s attempts to shut down inquiries into the Manus Island detention centre led by Justice David Cannings of […]
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 […]
August 25, 2016

Unimaginable Cruelty and Blindness by Governments towards Asylum Seekers and Refugees – It’s time to stop!

The unimaginable cruelty and deliberate blindness of our governments in recent years to the conditions being faced by asylum seekers and refugees kept in offshore detention is vindictive and amounts […]