MANUS: Suicide attempt, Medical Crisis, APEC …

Suicide attempt as Manus refugees moved for APEC Manus Island medical crisis overshadowed by Nauru 'Let us free' - Manus refugees write to APEC leaders   These three  important stories (click on the links above to read the details) have been released by Radio New Zealand over the last two weeks … and now the …

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Donate to help provide a dignified funeral for young man who died on Nauru

A much-loved and respected 26-year-old* – who himself pleaded for help, as did his family – became a fatal victim of offshore detention on Nauru on the 15th of June this year. In death, he has been treated as he was in life by those who ruled his incarceration. (The Australian government refused to reunite …

The REAL Cost of Bad Decisions

As has sadly become routine, news on Australia's treatment of refugees is never-ending … and never good. $$$$$$$$ There are some within the current Australian population who remain concerned about the COST of processing and resettling people who come to Australia to seek asylum ('what about our farmers/homeless people?' … are regular responses on social media …

Another suicide on Nauru … thanks to a policy that’s “saving lives”

Now is the time. If you've EVER considered that Australia's policies affecting people seeking asylum are wrong, please SPEAK OUT. Please share this tragic news and encourage others to use their democratic power to change the cruel approach advocated by both the Coalition and Labor. Yet another innocent person is dead because of indefinite offshore …

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 …

“Chauka, Please Tell Us the Time”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVFj9NHcpqY This film was shot on a mobile phone by Kurdish-Iranian refugee and journalist Behrouz Boochani who remains on Manus Island. His collaboration with Netherlands-based Iranian filmmaker Arash Kamali Sarvestani to produce this documentary feature is essential viewing for anyone to whom the issue of the treatment of refugees matters. There is no embellishment, there …