Tag Archives: Manus and Nauru

RICHARD WOOLCOTT. A foreign policy for Australia.

Our Prime Minister and Foreign Minister often refer to the “rules based world order.” This “order”, of course, was established primarily by the United States after the end of World War 2.   The “rules” have been disregarded by the US itself when it … Continue reading

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Migration experts say it is unlikely closing camps on Manus and Nauru islands would re-start boats. We are beyond that point.

See link below – article by Ben Doherty in The Guardian, 16 August 2016. It includes an interview with me, Peter Hughes and others, on the need to act quickly to process in Australia, the detainees presently held in Manus … Continue reading

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FRANK BRENNAN SJ. Refugees – John Howard could do it. Why not Malcolm Turnbull?

  My quandary remains: if John Howard was able to keep the boats stopped while closing Nauru and Manus Island, why can’t Malcolm Turnbull? If John Howard was able to accept New Zealand’s offer to resettle some of the caseload … Continue reading

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DALLY MESSENGER. A letter to Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten concerning refugees.

    There is some talk of cooperation so, living in hope, I am emboldened to write to both of you. Only by you both working together can this criminal behaviour cease. There are far better ways to stop people … Continue reading

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JOHN MENADUE. What our next Prime Minister should do on asylum seekers.

The following is a repost from 22 June 2016 – before the recent election. After the election, our new Prime Minister should arrange an urgent meeting with the leaders of the three other major parties to negotiate a sensible and … Continue reading

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EVAN WILLIAMS. Chasing Asylum. Film Review.

I rate it among the best Australian documentaries ever made If you want to see Chasing Asylum, Eva Orner’s brilliant new Australian documentary, my advice is to hurry along. At last count it was showing on just two screens in … Continue reading

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Peter Hughes, Arja Keski-Nummi and John Menadue. Part 2. Refugee Policy

A repost from 26/05/15 Part 2: Refugee Policy  2.1 Overview The current and future global environment for irregular migration is extremely challenging. Many more people are on the move globally to gain protection from persecution, security from conflict or greater … Continue reading

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John Menadue. Transfield, Manus and Nauru

Transfield and its subcontractors are profiteering from lucrative contracts to run detention centres on behalf of the Australian government on Manus and Nauru. All the indications are that there is widespread abuse and oppression particularly on Nauru. It is a … Continue reading

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John Menadue. Refugees- from toxic politics to a humanitarian policy.

The ALP Federal conference which will be meeting in a week’s time, will be considering refugee policy along with other major issues. I have re-posted below a post from 22 June on refugees .   Media reports suggest that boat … Continue reading

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Peter Hughes, Arja Keski-Nummi and John Menadue. Part 2. Refugee Policy.

Policy Series   Part 2: Refugee Policy  2.1 Overview The current and future global environment for irregular migration is extremely challenging. Many more people are on the move globally to gain protection from persecution, security from conflict or greater economic … Continue reading

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