Guided by Justice and Compassion

  • Chauka, Please Tell Us the Time

    Chauka, Please Tell Us the Time

    Today I attended the world premier today of Chauka, Please Tell Us the Time at the Sydney Film Festival.   It is one of the most disturbing films I have ever seen.   As an Australian I feel ashamed, complicit and appalled.
    Iranian-Kurdish journalist detainee, Behrouz Boochani and an Iranian-Dutch filmmaker, Arash Kamali Sarvestani, made this film with footage shot on a mobile phone.
    It is a unique record of daily life on Manus Island detention centre.
    Also a list of some of Behrouz Boochani’s articlesRead more →

  • Work of BMRSG – Tavam’s shoes

    Work of BMRSG – Tavam’s shoes

    Ever wondered just where BMRSG spends the most welcome donated money. Let me share a story with you.

    In November last year Tavam’s children were attending the swimming school we were running. Tavam accompanied the children and in this delightful non-threatening environment Tavam told me about his well-worn boots. They were issued in detention years ago and have been his only footwear . These are not ordinary boots but boots with specialist built up sole on one shoe. Read more →

  • What’s going on in Detention Centres?

    What’s going on in Detention Centres?

    In recent months there have been reports that security conditions in detention centres are being toughened but the only way we know is from visitors to these centres.
    It is out of sight out of mind. To find out more and what you can doRead more →

  • Update on ban on mobile phones

    Update on ban on mobile phones

    Letter sent to Peter Dutton and list of signatories against the ban on mobile phones in onshore detention centres.Read more →

  • Important Ombudsman Report

    Important Ombudsman Report

    Commonwealth Ombudsman Report
    Department of Immigration and Border Protection
    The administration of people who have had their bridging visa cancelled due to criminal charges or convictions and are held in immigration detention. December 2016
    The Ombudsman’s Office is concerned about the people on bridging visas who are detained based on allegations that lead to criminal charges and also those who are not released once the criminal charges against them have been resolved.

    Read more →

  • Take Action against the ban on mobile phones in detention centres.

    Take Action against the ban on mobile phones in detention centres.

    Australian Border Force is banning the use and possession of mobile phones in Australian detention centres.
    The ban is currently being phased in and a complete ban is scheduled by February 2017.
    You can sign our petition, ring Peter Dutton’s office and/or email Peter Dutton and other politicians. We provide guidelines.Read more →