A glimpse into the despair of detention

HELEN STAGOLL When I visited a Melbourne asylum seeker detention centre recently, I was not allowed to take in a bunch of flowers for my friend’s birthday. No reason given except ‘it’s policy’.

With courage let us all combine

UCA Assembly President Stuart McMillan said the federal government’s decision to award $70 million in compensation to asylum seekers kept in offshore detention once again showed what a moral failure the policy has been.

Give them a fair go, Mr Dutton

The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan has condemned as ‘inflammatory’ and ‘deplorable’ comments made by federal Immigration Minister Peter Dutton.

Violence spurs renewed call to close camp

Uniting Church President Stuart McMillan and members of the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce have called for refugees on Manus Island to be transferred to Australia after shots were fired at the compound on Good Fr

Loving the country

Pic credit: Jim Foley and Solway Nutting “I really loved seeing the country we came through on the bus”, a young mother told one of the organisers as we walked over to the picnic.

Walk for refugees

Vic/Tas moderator Sharon Hollis has described Australia’s treatment of people seeking asylum as a national shame ahead of this year’s Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees on 9 April.

Border Farce

Review by NICK MATTISKE BOOK | VIOLENT BORDERS | BY REECE JONES | VERSO IN 2015, 3700 people died trying to enter Europe.

Pregnant refugee at risk in Nauru

Paediatric ward in Nauru (photo: Greens MP) The Synod of Victoria and Tasmania is calling on the federal government to immediately admit a pregnant refugee on Nauru to an Australian hospital.

2016: A year of surprises, tragedy and hope

As 2016 draws to a close, Crosslight looks back on the biggest stories from this year. On the political front, 2016 was a tumultuous year with plenty of shocks and surprises.