Refugees and Asylum Seekers
The recent decision by the PNG government to shut the Manus Island detention centre has presented the Australian government with stark choices.
UNICEF launched a series of animated films to help frame positive perceptions towards millions of children and young people on the move globally, emphasising that every child has rights and deserves a fair chance, according to a media release.
The Easter Proclamation speaks of the children of Israel being led out of bondage and of Christ breaking chains. How do we hear that with any equanimity when people who seek safety from persecution and conflict continue to be subjected to the cruelties of a botched offshore processing policy, writes Father Aloysius Mowe sj, Director of Jesuit Refugee Service Australia.
The Sisters of St Joseph in North Sydney participated in a training session to prepare them to help harbour asylum-seekers that the Turnbull government tries to force back to Nauru or Manus Island, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.
The Social Justice Committee of the Conference of Leaders of Religious Institutes in NSW or CLRI(NSW) has published its March 2016 edition of Just In Time which focuses on Australia's offshore detention policy.
Women and girls comprise about half of any refugee, internally displaced or stateless population across the world, writes Maeve Brown, Shelter Project Coordinator at Arrupe Place.
Darwin diocese vicar general Father Malcolm Fyfe msc who works closely with asylum seekers in detention has called on the Prime Minister to end their incarceration and pitched his own policy proposal of deterrence and defence surveillance.