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  • Responses to the publication of the #NauruFiles

    Responses to the publication of the #NauruFiles

    We present a range of responses since the Guardian published the #NauruFiles. Read what different experts are saying, see what actions are happening.Read more

  • Election 2016   Good News

    Election 2016 Good News

    This post will highlight any positive actions in Australia’s treatment of refugees and those seeking asylum.
    Read about The Greens Policy and the Victorian Government’s initiative to provide legal support for those applying for refugee status.Read more

  • What it was like to be an asylum seeker in 2014

    What it was like to be an asylum seeker in 2014 DIANA HODGETTS Crikey intern If you were to pick a year to seek asylum in Australia, it probably wouldn’t be 2014. You’d be better advised to go back to the ’80s. Since 1989, Australia has made it progressively harder to enter on humanitarian grounds.Read more

  • Sydney Peace Prize 2014 – Julian Burnside

    2014 Sydney Peace Prize awarded to Julian Burnside AO QC “Boat people are not illegal;… our politicians have persuaded us to tolerate – even to reward – cruelty…” Julian Burnside’s inspiring lecture is available on line on ABC Big Ideas Listen to Julian Burnside’s interview on ABC Sunday Profile 7 November 2014Read more

  • New BMRSG Documents

    The following documents have been recently published by BMRSG, just click on the links below: BMRSG Submission to the Senate Committee relating to the proposed Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014 currently before parliament.BMRSG’s conclusion to this submission was: “This is a pernicious and morally offensive bill which,Read more

  • Urgent petition – Please sign

    Dear Friends, Last year you signed the petition “End Inhumane Treatment Of Asylum Seekers In Australia”. Senator Hanson-Young presented it to the Senate. But instead of getting better, the situation has become graver. Not content with spending $1 billion of taxpayers’ money on detaining 2200 asylum-seekers in appalling conditions in detention centres on Manus IslandRead more

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