Guided by Justice and Compassion

  • 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

  • UN refugee agency condemns Australia’s offshore detention regime

    UNHCR finds new policies since ‘PNG solution’ have made things worse for asylum seekers, who suffer inhumane treatment Oliver Laughland in Canberra, Tuesday 26 November 2013 21.00 AEST The UNHCR report has shed light on conditions on Nauru. Photograph: Torsten Blackwood/AFP/Getty Images The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has published two damning assessments of Australia’sRead more

  • Children held in adult prisons without charge

    As the Australian government provides high level support to the 14 year old Australian boy and his family in Indonesia, could they spare a thought for the 14 year old Indonesian boys locked up in Australia who have no parents to support them. There are around 50 Indonesian teenagers under 18 currently locked up inRead more

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