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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, […]
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 […]
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, […]
August 7, 2014
Villawood Immigration Detention Centre

Asylum seekers and our national shame

Australia has become the subject of incredulity, pity and concern in its current treatment of asylum seekers and refugees and its total rejection of human rights and any claim to […]