“I remember the first night we arrived in Pennington Hostel. We were allocated with a little compartment within the Nissen Hut, and the first person, the first Australian person, that we met was a member of ICRA (Indo-Chinese Refugee Association) and the first thing they ask is “Welcome, and what can I do to help you?” 578 more words
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Something of the crude nature of parliamentary democracy is exposed in the media (and public) reaction to evidence of corruption in the current Government’s dealing with “people smugglers.” Why isn’t the focus on what would be the only just response towards these refugees seeking political and economic asylum in our country? 534 more words
Speaking to Aljazeera Graham Thom Amnesty International Australian Refugee Coordinator said speaking about the Abbott Government paying people smugglers out at sea said “It is neither legal nor moral, you are not allowed to aid people smugglers.” 139 more words
EU Plan to Relocate Asylum Seekers Across Europe: Whatever Happened to the Temporary Protection Directive?
Almost every day in the news, I see articles announcing new migrant deaths in the Mediterranean Sea. Human rights monitors have forecasted that even more migrants from Africa and the Middle East will attempt to cross the Mediterranean this summer, meaning even more will die in the process. 875 more words