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 →

  • Report of Gillian Trigg’s talk at Springwood

    Report of Gillian Trigg’s talk at Springwood

    It was a full house at the Blue Mountains Theatre in Springwood on Wednesday 30 November to hear Professor Gillian Triggs and Madeleine Gleeson. The current climate, Professor Triggs said, is that the government and the media in general are no longer interested in the facts of the treatment of asylum seekers as revealed in reports such as the Human Rights Commission’s inquiry into children in immigration detention, The Forgotten Children. Instead, refugees are used as political pawns by the major parties to win votesRead more →

  • Stay Informed –  October 2016

    Stay Informed – October 2016

    There are so many articles appearing in the mainstream media and also on the social media that it is extremely difficult to keep up.
    Here is a few of the articles that have appeared in the last 3 weeks, the class action on the sinking of the boat carrying asylum seekers off Christmas Island, Malcolm Turnbull’s speech at the United Nations and what is happening to the men on Manus.
    We might have missed some you consider important, if so put a link in the comments and they will be added. Read more →

  • “There was a seed” written by Mohammad detained on Manus Island

    “There was a seed” written by Mohammad detained on Manus Island

    There was a seed,
    fresh and beautiful —
    it knew nothing
    of the outside world. ….
    Poem written my Mohammad, currently detained on Manus IslandRead more →

  • An Evening with Professor Gillian Triggs – Fully Booked

    An Evening with Professor Gillian Triggs – Fully Booked

    Human Rights – Refugees and Border Protection Policies with Professor Gillian Triggs President of the Australian Human Rights Commission and Madeline Gleeson, author of Offshore, Behind the Wire on Manus and Nauru.
    The Hub Springwood, 30 November at 6.30.
    Bookings essentialRead more →

  • Support the call for a National Summit

    Support the call for a National Summit

    Call for a National Summit on Asylum Seekers and Refugees
    Let’s get some change happening by encouraging our politicians to support the call for a National Summit!
    What you can do right now is to write a letter, and encourage others to write, to your local Federal Member of Parliament. We show you how.Read more →