Guided by Justice and Compassion

  • Why Australia wants to drive Afghan refugees out

    Washington Post Why Australia wants to drive Afghan refugees out – please see http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/spotlight-on-afghan-refugees-in-pakistan/2011/11/15/gIQAfB1BYN_story.htmlRead more

  • Latest lip sewing protest

    From the Greens – please visit: http://nt.greens.org.au/content/latest-darwin-lip-sewing-protest-more-evidence-stop-indefinite-mandatory-detentionRead more

  • Bowen exposed by poor DIAC records

    Canberra Times Bowen exposed by poor DIAC records Please see http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/national/national/general/bowen-exposed-by-poor-diac-records/2365925.aspx    Read more

  • Proposed deportation of Ismail

    Ismail is a Hazara asylum seeker who has tried to obtain protection in several countries and is in danger of being deported by the Australian Immigration Department. Please see background of legal action to prevent this on: http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2011/s3368416.htm The great news is that Ismail will not be deported immediately. The court has set another hearingRead more

  • Tragedy in Darwin

    Report From Darwin – from local witnesses Over the past few weeks the Darwin Asylum Seeker Support and Advocacy Network (DASSAN) has been receiving almost daily reports of suicide attempts and self harm incidents at the Northern Immigration Detention Centre (NIDC) in Darwin. For example in the past few days: 2 detainees attempted to hangRead more

  • Self Harm and Suicide

    Asylum Seekers Resource Centre spokeswoman Pamela Curr writes: It is just one week since the Four Corners program showed us what is happening in Australian Detention centres. It is a week since a Sri Lankan Refugee in Villawood took his life rather than remain in detention. It is only a few days since The AgeRead more

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