Guided by Justice and Compassion

  • Asylum seekers: the key to compassion lies in human stories

    It was the power of human connection, not rhetoric or information, that helped my parents understand the reality of the situation for asylum seekers It is very difficult for Australians who support refugees to see polls suggesting that 60% of people believe Australia should “increase the severity of the treatment of asylum seekers.” I haveRead more

  • Recent News Articles

    There is so much in the news these days that it is so difficult to keep up.  So today I am going to comment on some of the articles and provide hyperlinks so that you can read the articles in full. ASIO error led to Egyptian terrorism suspect being placed in low-security prison The GuardianRead more

  • Asylum seeker protest: five artists pull out of Sydney Biennale

    Five artists have pulled out of the Biennale of Sydney over the event’s links to offshore detention centres following the death of an Iranian asylum seeker at Manus Island. The move strikes a blow to the event, the biggest on the nation’s visual arts calendar, which begins on March 21. It follows concern by anotherRead more

  • Our Website Crashed

    Please bear with us as we rebuild our website following a major crash.  We will be progressively adding functionality, research papers and will be recommencing posting articles.Read more

  • Generous donation received

    A very generous donor who wishes to remain anonymous has contributed $2000. He/She has requested acknowledgment on this website. We offer this kind person our sincere thanks.Read more

  • Gay asylum seekers told they could be reported to PNG police, Amnesty says

    This is another example of the Australian Government’s refusal to honour their international commitments.  Here we have a group of people legally arriving on Australian shores and seeking asylum.  So what happens? They are forcibly removed from Australia to a country where they will again be persecuted. –  Wayne Buckman Oliver Laughland,, Wednesday 11 December 2013 20.18Read more

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