A group of concerned Australians living in a regional area outside Sydney
To encourage positive attitudes to refugees in the community and at all levels of government.
To welcome, befriend and assist refugees facing uncertain futures, in detention and in the community.
Practical, emotional and financial assistance for refugees and to encourage positive attitudes to refugees in the community and at all levels of government
This is a transcript from SBS World News Australia Radio Questions are being asked about the level of mental health support being provided to asylum seekers after they are released into the community. It follows reports that a Sri Lankan asylum-seeker suffering mental health problems and living in Western Australia on a bridging visa hasRead more
PAPUA New Guinea’s Attorney-General says Australia’s Manus Island asylum-seeker facility will survive a court challenge. Kerenga Kua was responding to a threat from PNG’s opposition leader Belden Namah that he was planning to challenge the legality of the facility in court. Mr Namah says people can only be detained for long periods in PNG ifRead more
Pamela Curr has provided a copy of this response: Sent: Mon, Jan 7, 2013 11:58:06 AM Thanks DIAC for answering our letter. The Response was very confused and unrelated to our questions. That’s why we are writing again. You note our concerns about standards of facilities and amenities. But we have a number of furtherRead more
Namah seeks return of detainees to Australia PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (The National, Jan. 7, 2013) – Opposition leader Belden Namah, questioning the constitutionality of the asylum seekers’ detention scheme on Manus Island, says he has instructed his lawyers to seek a court order to return the detainees to Australia. He said he hadRead more
Last time I interviewed a political figure, who also happens to be a religious leader, about why many Pakistanis are seeking asylum in foreign countries and what prompts them to resort to such desperate measures, I was told that most of them instigate violence themselves and ignite the fury of others so that they canRead more
A TAMIL asylum-seeker suffering mental health problems and living in Perth on a bridging visa has taken his life on the third attempt. The 31-year-old man, whose name has not been released, was married and was the father of a four-year-old girl. His wife and daughter are still living in his fishing village of Udappuwa,Read more