Refugee rights activists held a protest outside Jim Chalmers’ electoral office, calling on Labor to deliver better policy for refugees and asylum seekers. Alex Bainbridge reports.
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Boat turn-backs. Offshore Detention. Refusal to settle groups of refugees in Australia. This triad is the 10-year-long contemporary White Australia policy of governments, Labor and Coalition. Jonathan Strauss argues for the need to step up the pressure.
Outsourcing its responsibility to protect citizens and shield vulnerable arrivals from harm has become a matter of dark habit for Australian governments. Binoy Kampmark reports.
Jordana Silverstein, author of Cruel Care: a history of children at our borders and three child refugees spoke to a Refugee Action Collective-organised forum. Chris Slee reports.
The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre is facing the terrible prospect of having to close its doors in six weeks due to funding shortages caused by cost-of-living pressures impacting on donors. Sue Bolton reports.