Guided by Justice and Compassion

  • Refugees and human rights abuses: we can’t pretend that we do not know

    Jeff Sparrow, theguardian.com, Monday 18 November 2013 09.06 AEST Hannah Arendt provides a useful framework to think about the extraordinary statement about torture made by Tony Abbott during his visit to Sri Lanka. Tony Abbott visits the Sri Lanka Navy vessel in Sri Lanka. Australia will expand cooperation between their navies to crack down on people smuggling. Photograph:Read more

  • How kids are classified as a security risk

    Asylum-seeker policy at its worst January 5, 2012 Opinion (From Pamela Curr, ASRC, Melbourne) WHEN some future historian tells the story of Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers since the introduction of mandatory detention in 1992, one of the saddest and cruellest elements of that story will be the plight of Ali Abbas. Ali, who turnedRead more

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