Tag Archives: Amnesty International

PHIL GLENDENNING. We Need To End Australia’s Refugee Shame. Now

  ‘Human beings are never a means to an end. They are an end in themselves’. Emmanuel Kant’s words in the seventeenth century echo down the centuries in stark contrast to Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers and refugees on Nauru … Continue reading

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MUNGO MacCALLUM. Concealing crimes in Manus and Nauru.

  Those eminent jurists Malcolm Turnbull and George Brandis are normally very careful with the words they use; indeed, Brandis did his best to bore a senate committee rigid as he spent many minutes explaining exactly what he meant by … Continue reading

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MH 17-Light a candle rather than curse the darkness

In the horror and sense of evil we all feel about the downing of MH17 how should we respond?  Perhaps out best response is summed up in the above exhortation which is attributed to Peter Benenson the founder of Amnesty … Continue reading

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