Guided by Justice and Compassion

  • ChilOut Melts Hearts In The Blue Mountains

    ChilOut Melts Hearts In The Blue Mountains

    ChilOut Youth Ambassadors spoke to over 80 people at Blackheath Baptist Cafe Church on Sunday 30 October. They were joined by representatives of Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group. The ChilOut presenters were led by their Campaign Coordinator, Niru Palanivel, a Teacher and Human Rights Lawyer and two university student Ambassadors, both with a background ofRead 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

  • A Tribute to the Victims of Australia’s Asylum Seeker Policies

    A Tribute to the Victims of Australia’s Asylum Seeker Policies

    You were labelled as an asylum seeker but we know that you were so much more. You had a name to a face and a body that housed a human spirit. You had family and friends that loved you. You experienced love and fear like anyone would. You laughed and cried. You had hopes and dreams just like us. Read the tribute for those who have died as a result of Australia’s policy on those seeking asylum.
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  • Another victim of the system

    Another victim of the system

    Today I got the tragic news that a young man who used to call me “father” had taken his own life. A refugee from persecution and torture in Iran, he arrived at Christmas Island in November 2010, already psychologically and physically scarred by his experiences.Read more

  • Responses to the publication of the #NauruFiles

    Responses to the publication of the #NauruFiles

    We present a range of responses since the Guardian published the #NauruFiles. Read what different experts are saying, see what actions are happening.Read more

  • ‘End this political game’: Manus island refugee makes plea to Australia

    ‘End this political game’: Manus island refugee makes plea to Australia

    Myanmar refugee Imran Mohammad Fazal Hoque writes of ‘inhumane and cruel torture’ suffered during 1,000 days in Australian-run detention and calls for government to find safe resettlement.
    Imran describes in comprehensive detail the daily privations, and the restrictions on movement and communication on Manus Island. His words offer a rarely seen insight into daily life in the Australian-run detention centre.Read more

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