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Twitter Call for Aussies to Write to Asylum Seekers

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 10th April 2014 -  Prominent barrister and asylum seeker advocate Julian Burnside QC has begun a letter writing campaign to asylum seekers held on Nauru and Manus Island. Burnside is using the social…

Not At War with Asylum Seekers – NFPs

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 23rd January 2014 -  Australian Not for Profits fear the Coalition Government is on a war-like footing with its asylum seeker policy. The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia has called…


Destitution For Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers Now Turning 18

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 16th January 2014 -  The plight of unaccompanied minors who sought asylum in Australia and have turned 18 as of  January 1 remains uncertain – unable to work, attend school or even volunteer

Demise of Asylum Seekers’ Health Advisory Group Criticised

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 17th December 2013 -  The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) has expressed deep concern over the Coalition Government’s decision to disband a key advisory group responsible for overseeing the…

NFPs Fight ‘Illegal’ Asylum Label

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 6th November 2013 -  A coalition of 138 Not for Profit organisations has called on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to stop the Government’s use of the term “illegal maritime arrivals”…

Australia Gets a ‘Fail’ on Refugees

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 10th October 2013 -  Australia has received an ‘F’ in a UN report card over the country’s treatment of refugees. The report launched by the United Nations Association of Australia…

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Seven Pointers for Stopping the Boats Ethically

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 1st October 2013 -  Is there any ethical discussion to be had about stopping the boats, or is it just a matter of whatever it takes? Professor of law at Australian Catholic University, Fr Frank Brennan

Volunteers Get Behind Asylum Seekers

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 26th September 2013 -  Australia’s hardline approach to "boat people" has seen increasing numbers of volunteers putting their hand up to help asylum seekers. The number of volunteers…


Enough is Enough- Time for a New Asylum Seeker Approach

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 13th August 2013 -  A joint statement by 64 Australian Not for Profit organisations on the first anniversary of the report on the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers says the situation remains bleak and the…


Asylum Seeker Policies: Political Hysteria Destroying our ‘Fair Go’ Ideal

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 16th July 2013 -  As the major political parties gear up for one almighty battle, the future of some of the world’s most vulnerable people relies on our ability to see through the political hysteria…

Refugee Council Warns on Manus Island Detention

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 5th February 2013 - 
Picture: The Refugee Council of Australia has called on the Federal Government to act on a UNHCR report which warns of significant inadequacies in the transfer…

New Legislation Undermines Global Asylum Seeker System

Staff Reporter, Friday, 17th August 2012 -  The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) has criticised the Federal Government’s legislation on asylum seekers, saying the changes to the Migration Act will have limited…
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