More on Manus
Frank Brennan SJ |
29 November 2017
The CEO of the Australian Social Justice Council, Frank Brennan SJ, names what is happening on Manus Island a “humanitarian disgrace” and calls on both the Australian government and the Labor opposition to bring the 600 men on Manus Island to Australia for processing. Read more
See also “We can stop the boats and also act decently, fairly and transparently”
See also “No end to the cruelty…”
Leopoldo A. Sánchez M. | 30 November 2017
According to the United Nations, more than 65 million people (23 million of them refugees) are counted as forcibly displaced due to persecution, war and violence. More than half are children under the age of 18. We need to revisit the views of this 16th-century reformer on hospitality now more than ever.
hrlc.org.au | 30 November 2017
The UN’s top expert on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions has included criticism of the Australian Government in a scathing global report condemning deterrence-based responses to people seeking asylum.
Cecily McNeill | 30 June 2017
While pondering the issues in our planet this month, two stories particularly caught my eye. One is that of a Syrian violinist, Alaa Arsheed, who looks at his shattered, wartorn world through an artist’s eye, using his talent to turn his apparently hopeless situation around. The other story is about those who buy shares in a company then challenge the company’s unjust practices at board level.
Frank Brennan | 31 August 2017
What possessed Filippo Grandi, the relatively new United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, to go public last week, having a go at Australia for our government’s treatment of unvisaed asylum seekers who arrived in Australia by boat? He repeated UNHCR’s demand that Australia terminate offshore processing of asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island and that we not outsource our responsibilities to others, writes Frank Brennan for Eureka Street
| 31 August 2017
The NSW government has allocated $2.2 million to Catholic schools to help fund the provision of intensive English language classes for newly arrived refugee students from war-torn Syria and Iraq, reports Catholic Education Commission NSW.