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 …

SPEAKING OUT as the Manus Crisis worsens …

The voices accusing Australia of crimes against humanity are far outweighing the pale repetition of baseless rhetoric by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Immigration Minister, Peter Dutton.   Grand Chief of Papua New Guinea, Sir Michael Somare has accused the Australian and PNG governments of lacking human dignity and respect over the Manus Island …

Diary of a Disaster – by Behrouz Boochani

A scan of his Twitter feed makes you feel as you do in those dreams where horrific things are happening right in front of you but you are unable to move or speak – an ineffectual witness to human catastrophe …How can anyone read another human being stating, "The refugees are digging into the ground …

Manus Centre Closes Tomorrow – Detainees are AUSTRALIA’s responsibility says PNG government

With the Manus Island Detention Centre officially closing tomorrow (31 Oct), a crisis is imminent. HUNDREDS of people (more than 600 of whom have already been formally recognised as having refugee status) who wanted to reach Australia to make lives for themselves in peace-loving communities are set to face abandonment on an island where they are …