Taskforce chair says time to end offshore detention

The chair of the Australian Churches’ Refugee Taskforce (ACRT) has called for the recognition that offshore detention has failed, even according to its original charter, and called for detainees to be immediately settle

‘We will die’: Manus refugees send out SOS

Refugees on Manus Island are sending out desperate pleas as they brace themselves for a violent confrontation with the Papua New Guinea military after the detention centre officially closed on Tuesday.

A spacious hope

In this short poem, Gospel Ralte reflects on the resilience of refugees and asylum seekers searching for a new life that is free from persecution.

We can do better than this cruel treatment

The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan has condemned plans to cut federal government support from a group of asylum seekers living in the Australian community.

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.