Guided by Justice and Compassion

  • Speech to AMA Forum on Health of Asylum Seekers – Prof Brian Owler

    Speech to AMA Forum on Health of Asylum Seekers – Prof Brian Owler

    Doctors at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne and, more recently at the Lady Cilento Hospital in Brisbane have refused to release children from hospital because they would be returned to detention.

    Some commentators have seen this as a form of political protest. But Professor Brian Owler, as a doctor working in a paediatric hospital, who deals with the consequences of physical abuse, explains that there is no reasonable other option for these doctors and nurses to take.Read more

  • Take ACTION! Write to your politician #LetThemStay

    Take ACTION! Write to your politician #LetThemStay

    TAKE ACTION to help stop babies and families being returned to Nauru. Sample letters you can cut and paste to contact our politicians. Hints for contacting politicians and their contact details.
    Start writing NOW.Read more

  • How has it come to this? An  analysis of current situation for 267 lives hanging

    How has it come to this? An analysis of current situation for 267 lives hanging

    THIS IS A MUST READ analysis of current situation for 267 lives hanging. Our asylum-seeker system has been taken over by a rigid, irrational mindset. by Robert ManneRead more

  • Giving a helping hand to young refugees

    “You should have seen her. as she left to start the new school year at Lidcome Public, “said Noeline from Katoomba.     “She was so excited and proud of her new uniform.  It meant so much to her to have brand new clothes and new shiny shoes. She can’t stop looking at her shoes.” This isRead more

  • Write To Be Heard – Release all children from immigration detention

    Write To Be Heard – Release all children from immigration detention

    At the end of October 2014, 726 children were detained by Australia in immigration detention facilities. The Write To Be Heard campaign is asking you to urgently write to MPs and demand the release of all children from immigration detention facilities. Bryan Brown responds to news that children are to be released from mainland andRead more

  • How kids are classified as a security risk

    Asylum-seeker policy at its worst January 5, 2012 Opinion (From Pamela Curr, ASRC, Melbourne) WHEN some future historian tells the story of Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers since the introduction of mandatory detention in 1992, one of the saddest and cruellest elements of that story will be the plight of Ali Abbas. Ali, who turnedRead more

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