Celebrating the courage of refugees

Refugee Week is an opportunity to recognise the positive contributions refugees make to Australian society. This year, Refugee Week is celebrated from 14 to 20 June with the theme ‘with courage let us all combine’.

Overcoming the bystander effect

Earlier this week, three Muslim women were verbally abused by two men on a packed Melbourne train. Jason Cias, a commuter on his way home from work, confronted the two men when they threatened to “smash” the women.

Home is where the heart is

By Ben Grundy The plight of refugees and asylum seekers can be an exasperating issue for those who campaign for just and humane policies towards people displaced by war and persecution.

Evaporating Borders – review

Film | Evaporating Borders | R Review by Tim Lam Evaporating Borders opens with an image of the Mediterranean Sea. Tens of thousands of asylum seekers cross the Mediterranean every year to find refuge in Europe.

Mother love

By Deb Bennett Last night, three generations of my family cried simultaneously. It was vaccination time for my seven-week-old grandson.

Walking for Justice

By Tim Lam Swanston Street in Melbourne is normally occupied by a stream of trams and pedestrians. On Palm Sunday, it was transformed into a sea of protestors calling for justice for refugees.

My name is CAV 020

“Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.

Farewell Malcolm Fraser

Hundreds of mourners gathered outside the Scots’ Church in Melbourne today to farewell the late Malcolm Fraser at his state funeral. The former Prime Minister of Australia passed away last week at the age of 84.