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Refugees and Asylum Seekers

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Monday, 05 September 2011 14:21

CRA endorses new approach to asylum seekers

Following last week's historic High Court ruling that declared the Malaysia refugee swap deal invalid, CRA has joined with Australia’s community sector to call on the Australian Government to abandon the current fixation with offshore ‘solutions’, and to establish a just and humane approach to Australia’s response to people seeking asylum. To read the statement and to add your name click on read more.

Thursday, 04 August 2011 04:04

Reflecting on Australia and refugees

Father Aloysius Mowe SJ, Director of Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Australia reflects on Australians' irrational fear of the 'other' and the Malaysian 'solution'.

Thursday, 04 August 2011 03:39

Reflections on Christmas Island

Marist Father Jim Carty reflects on the lives lost in the waters off Christmas Island and a makeshift memorial of rocks and stones erected in their honour.

Thursday, 04 August 2011 02:55

‘Kids out of detention’ welcomed

Australian Religious have welcomed the Gillard Government's October 18, 2011 announcement that children and vulnerable families will be moved out of immigration detention centres into community-based accommodation.

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