Tag Archives: Refugee Council of Australia.

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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Refugee success

In recent years we have been getting a diet designed to diminish, denigrate and demonise asylum-seekers and refugees. We have lost a sense of proportion and the enormous contribution which refugees have made to this country. I have set out … Continue reading

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Xenophobia and strange behaviour over boats.

UN High Commissioner Antonio Guterres criticises Australia’s ‘strange’ obsession with boats Excerpts from his address and answers to questions at UNHCR  NGO  consultations, Geneva, 17 June, 2014.   I think it is .. important to underline that, especially from the … Continue reading

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