Tag Archives: Asylum Seekers Centre

‘We are the forgotten people’; the anguish of Australia’s invisible asylum seekers.

Nearly 29,000 asylum seekers are in Australia on temporary ‘bridging visas’. These people may be free from detention but – with many denied education, healthcare and the right to work – they remain locked in desperate poverty and with no … Continue reading

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Melanie Noden. The Forgotten Children.

Earlier this week, a damning report by the Australian Human Rights Commission into children in detention was tabled, alleging extensive human rights violations. The Report clearly spells out the negative physical and psychological impact that policies of indefinite detention have … Continue reading

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Portraits of Humanity

An exhibition by Wendy Sharpe is planned for February/March next year.   See details below and contacts for Wendy Sharpe and Lee Meredith of the Asylum Seekers Centre. JohnMenadue. Renowned artist, Wendy Sharpe, is developing a portrait exhibition to highlight … Continue reading

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Our better angels. John Menadue

After the 10am Mass at St Mary Magdalene Rose Bay, we held a concert to raise money for the Asylum Seekers Centre in Sydney. Young singers Jonathon Chan and Harry Collins gave wonderful performances. During the concert, Antoinette Uwera told … Continue reading

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We are a more generous people than the politicians think we are. John Menadue

It is easy to be disappointed and depressed with the whole toxic debate about asylum seekers. The government is doing some things well, such as releasing more people from detention, but it is failing to provide political and moral leadership … Continue reading

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