Myths/Spin/Lies? … THE TRUTH ALL AUSTRALIANS NEED TO KNOW

On Monday (11 Dec), Peter Dutton threw out accusations of "lying" and "propaganda' and Malcolm Turnbull appeared on Q&A congratulating his coalition government for saving lives at sea, putting the people smugglers out of business and and having "one of the most generous humanitarian programs in the world", making the real issue that … ALL Australians …

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ANOTHER PRISON – Update on Manus Refugees

To read more on why Australia's treatment of asylum seekers is a "catastrophe of conscious and political creation" with the 'saving drownings' myth exposed, click here        AND For detail on the recent revelations that the Australian government used increasingly more harsh measures to drive refugees and asylum seekers from the detention centre KNOWING the 'possibility of “extreme” outcomes', information …

Learning to be Human

On a day when Australians peacefully protested as the men on Manus Island have been having to do for far too long, I learnt about being human. Since the Tampa Affair, the policies of successive Australian governments have shown us ignorance and cruelty. And for 16 years, Australia has learned those traits well. We have …

Peaceful Protests across Australia this weekend #evacuatemanus

The men who were forcibly removed from the RPC don't belong on Manus Island and they don't want to be there. Manus Island – its people and their culture, the small communities and inhabitable terrain, the employment situation etc. – can't cope with an influx of hundreds of men from different parts of the world. …

Attack on Manus Refugees – Day 2

No one can now say that force is not being used. No one can dispute that violence is being inflicted on people on Manus Island and the REFUGEES are NOT responsible. The men who refused to leave the RPC have shown resilience and restraint to maintain their PEACEFUL protest under extreme pressure, particularly when a …

Behrouz Boochani ARRESTED

What future is there for free speech? What faith can we have in peaceful protest? Considering what this skilful and determined writer/journalist has been doing in recent days, those who know the law would probably credit him with educating, informing and advancing the cause of human rights. If those are criminal acts, what hope is …

URGENT! POLICE OPERATION UNDERWAY ON MANUS

Papua New Guinea police and immigration officers have entered the former detention centre with refugees inside reporting large numbers of officers, including the paramilitary police Mobile Squad, shouting and demanding refugees hand over phones. The refugees say they have been given an hour to leave with officers being  intimidating and aggressive as they dismantle structures and throw …

SAVE THE MEN ON MANUS

The New York Times and the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre have just visited the men on Manus Island. Click on the logos below to read/see what they're reporting …   So when you see phrases like … There is a medical emergency on Manus … Men will die if they don’t get medical treatment, urgently …

The Power of Words … and the reality behind them

On a day when human rights are at the forefront of our minds – with Australia voting YES to marriage equality – it is a day to note and respect the POWER OF WORDS, the power of communication. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has acknowledged the overwhelming majority of Australians who support marriage equality and yet it seems …

The Day of Reckoning

The asylum seekers on Manus Island who remain in the Regional Processing Centre (RPC) have continued their peaceful protest against the treatment they have been enduring not only in recent days but over 4 years of incarceration. TODAY THEY – AND WE – WILL FIND OUT WHAT IS AT THE HEART OF OUR NATION'S VALUES …