asylum seekers and refugees
A leading human rights lawyer from Hong Kong has warned that Australia’s treatment of refugees could set a dangerous precedent for other nations in the Asian region.
Refugee advocates have called on the Victorian state government to defy the federal government and bring the refugees from Manus Island to Victoria.
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.
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.
Thousands braved the chilly Melbourne weather on Wednesday evening to join in a candlelight vigil marking four years of illegal offshore detention.
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’.
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.
The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan has condemned as ‘inflammatory’ and ‘deplorable’ comments made by federal Immigration Minister Peter Dutton.
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
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.
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.
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