For the first time in Australia, a conference focussing on the innovation and growing impact of diaspora communities in the global humanitarian, peace and development effort will be held on 26-27 September 2016. Continue reading “Diasporas in Action: Working together for peace, development and humanitarian response”
Australia must end its harmful policies of offshore processing, boat turnbacks and the mandatory detention of people seeking asylum. These policies have failed and cannot be maintained. A framework of deterrence has not and does not ‘save lives’. Continue reading “Academics for Refugees Policy Paper: A Just and Humane Approach for Refugees” →
It is a prison. Literally enclosed in a cage – surrounded by steel-grille security fences. The logo on the door is of the Australian Border Force. It is a harsh term. It denotes punishment, helplessness against the might of the state. In the foyer, where visitors check in, there is a colour photo of an idyllic scene – a centre officer playing soccer with a child. The photo belies the reality, the sense of malaise that pervades the inmates. Continue reading “Trapped in a prison with little hope of release” →
BBC Media Action has recently released an innovative new short film highlighting the importance of information to refugees. Continue reading “New short film on information needs of refugees” →
I am sure you didn’t come here tonight in the expectation that I would tell you about problems that are just too wicked – about which nothing could be done. If I had wanted to do that, then we might just as well now go home or retire to the pub.
But the issues that I want to raise tonight are depressing, in at least two respects, and there would be little point in denying that. Continue reading “People with rights, or the right people?” →
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