'Why the boats must come'


On June 22, 80 people attended a World Refugee Day forum organised by Project Safecom at the Fremantle Navy club entitled "Why the boats must come".

WA Greens Senate candidate Scott Ludlum told the meeting that if nothing is done to address the effects of climate change, the number of refugees needing to flee their homes will increase. He cited the recent Stern report predicting that 1-2 million people will become climate refugees.

For more information on the event visit <http://www.safecom.org.au/wrd2007.htm>.