Abuse and Neglect Offshore – Senate Recommendations IGNORED

ONE YEAR AFTER SCATHING FINDINGS AND URGENT RECOMMENDATIONS, NOTHING HAS CHANGED. 12 September 2016: Australian Senate referred the matters of ABUSE, SELF-HARM and NEGLECT OF PEOPLE SEEKING ASYLUM HELD ON NAURU AND MANUS ISLAND to Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report. 21 April 2017: Report with findings and recommendations provided to Australian government The Senate Committee …

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Peter Dutton’s Australia … will it make you happy??

TWO TRUE STORIES Our Uber driver a few nights ago travelled to Australia on a boat, the last leg of his journey from Afghanistan where his opposition to the Taliban meant he had no choice but to escape. He was put on Christmas Island immediately – where he learned of the birth of his second …

The Fall and Rise: the Country and the Man … what can WE do?

Piece by piece, rights have been taken away. Step by step, Australia moves backwards. From an arsenal of deterrent measures that inflict irreparable harm to immigration assistance where race is beginning to take precedence over need AND NOW unshakeable "principles" that motivate the perspective that the UN Convention on Refugees should be reassessed by "like-minded countries". This …

Is immigration policy reverting to an era where race could mean restriction?

A recent change in government immigration policy and a proposition from the Minister for Home Affairs have led to concerns that race might (once again) be a contributing factor in a person's eligibility to apply for Australian resettlement. Because despite the fact that, in reference to the abolition of the "White Australia Policy", the Department …

More cruelty from Aus Govt – up to 7000 people to have vital support cut

From June, a significant number of people living in the Australia community while they wait (many of them, for more than 5 years) for the government to make a decision on their application for protection/asylum will have support services cut. Status resolution support services (SRSS) provide a living allowance – usually 89% of Newstart allowance, or $247 …

Care Packages for Nauru – a practical way to help

"Like many Australians, we're appalled by the Australian Government's treatment of these innocent people. But while our MPs have turned their backs on them, we haven't." There's a "small group of Aussies" stepping up while the government steps back and down further every day.  WE CARE NAURU have undertaken to do the following: (1) We …

FINALLY … Labor CONSIDERING CHANGING Position on Offshore Processing!

SO PLEASE DO WHAT YOU CAN TO ENSURE THE LABOR PARTY HAS AS MUCH ENCOURAGEMENT AS POSSIBLE TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN! For far too long, the major parties in Australia have adhered to the cruel and ineffective policy of sending people who arrive by boat seeking asylum to detention offshore. So there has been not …

Moral Outrage from Australia’s key decision makers on refugee policy

Malcolm Turnbull and Peter Dutton are  DISGUSTED by: Cricket players cheating to gain advantage in a sporting activity News reports that make no accusations whatsoever about whether or not the Dutton family has employed an au pair   Quite a few Australians get a lot of enjoyment and pride from the matches played by their …

From “G’day mate, welcome!” to “Stop the Boats!”

… how Australia's politicians have chosen to make strategic use of language to change the nation's psyche from Humanity and Equanimity to Fear and Loathing   The Vietnam War and the ensuing increase in immigration came just as the last elements of the 'White Australia Policy' had been removed from legislation. And when Malcolm Fraser …

A 10 year old boy has repeatedly tried to kill himself because of Australia’s immigration policies. Who cares?? Not the Australian government.

When a child on Nauru is suicidal for almost 2 years, could perpetuating the myth of "saving lives at sea" REALLY be the priority of Australia's Department of Home Affairs?? This young boy has no HOME. And his AFFAIRS can be outlined as follows: he is a recognised refugee having fled with his family from Iran in …