Tag Archives: children in detention

SPENCER ZIFCAK. Robert Manne v Ramesh Thakur v Gillian Triggs: What on Earth is Going On?

If one were ever in this situation, who would one wish to speak for them: George Brandis or Gillian Triggs? That’s the choice.  

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Robert Manne. Human Rights Commission and Gillian Triggs.

Current Affairs The Australian government and The Australian are at it again, attacking Gillian Triggs. I re-post below an article by Robert Manne from earlier this year.  John Menadue Readers of John Menadue’s blog will be aware that a vile … Continue reading

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Kim Oates.  The Forgotten Children

I have just read the report of the Australian Human Rights Commission on Children in Detention “The Forgotten Children”. It is clear, factual and unemotional.  It is supported by evidence and is non-partisan. It is not on the side of … 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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Elizabeth Elliott. Compassion goes missing on Christmas Island

When it comes to children in need, most Australians feel compassion. Most will applaud today’s announcement that ‘Boat Kids’ will be released into the community. However this decision does not go far enough. It includes only kids aged less than … Continue reading

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Frank Brennan SJ. We think we have a problem!

Eureka Street has run an article by Frank Brennan which highlights the far greater problems that the US has in managing its land border with Mexico. Frank Brennan also reflects on sending refugees to Cambodia, our locking up of children … Continue reading

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