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’.
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.
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.
By Penny Mulvey
“Nobody wants you, nobody cares about you.
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.
By Deb Bennett
Last night, three generations of my family cried simultaneously.
It was vaccination time for my seven-week-old grandson.
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.
“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.
By Tim Lam
An estimated 15,000 people marched in the streets of Melbourne on Sunday to stand in solidarity with asylum seekers.
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.
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