Guided by Justice and Compassion

  • Quietly helping refugees in Sydney, an antidote to Europe’s tragedy

    Quietly helping refugees in Sydney, an antidote to Europe’s tragedy

    A weekly visitor to the Villawood detention centre for the last four and a half years, Graeme Swincer is one of many Sydney residents quietly giving their time and skills to relieve distress and actively assist asylum seekers in limbo in Australia’s migration system.Read more

  • Major new report – Beyond the Boats

    Australia needs long term policy to handle immigration says major new report Sarah Whyte Immigration Correspondent SMH 4 November 2014 The Abbott government may have claimed victory in stopping the boats, but that should only be the beginning of Australia’s response to the long-term humanitarian crisis of displaced people, a major report into the country’sRead more

  • In the News this Week – 22 June 2014

    Listed below are news headlines from over the last 7 days and links to various news agency stories. My motion on offshore processing was defeated. Where to now for Labor? # The Guardian Asylum seekers on Nauru transferred to Australia for abortions # The Guardian Scott Morrison’s cap on protection visas struck down by highRead more

  • Recent High Court Decisions

    There have been 3 recent High Court decisions that impact asylum seekers and refugees who come to Australia.  Refugee Protection Visa Cap In two unanimous decisions (H24 & H25) the full High Court ruled that Immigration Minister Scott Morrison’s decision to impose a cap on the number of places in Australia’s refugee intake for boat arrivalsRead more

  • Why care about the health and well-being of asylum seekers?

    A report on the refugee detention centre in Nauru by five independent clinical experts posted online by The Guardian on Friday paints a bleak picture of life on the island, particularly for children. But why should we care about how these people are being treated? The report describes the now-familiar wretched conditions of refugee detention.Read more

  • Manus Island Petition

    We all have read or heard and been horrified by the tragic events that lead to the death of Reza Barati and the serious harm to many of the asylum seekers in our care by G4S staff, local police and members of the local community. Many people feel they have a small voice which would haveRead more

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