Guided by Justice and Compassion

  • 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: 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

  • Bridge for Asylum Seekers Foundation news

    Back to Work I returned home from hospital in March and recuperated at home until the end of April so my life is returning to some sort of normality. It is a long time since our last newsletter but the BASF Management Committee has been very busy upgrading its procedures, preparing applications for funding toRead more

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