Tag Archives: Salvation Army

Frank Brennan SJ. Why I am not just “getting over” the boats stopping.

Some people keep saying, “The people have spoken.  The Abbott government is right.  The boats have stopped.  So just get over it.”  I am getting a little weary of this populist refrain.  I am quite prepared to accept that the … Continue reading

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Mark Isaacs. The Salvos on Nauru.

Judging the Salvation Army’s role in Nauru is difficult. Their job was to provide humanitarian support to asylum seekers in a detention centre that was established to deter desperate people from seeking protection by subjecting them to cruel conditions. The … Continue reading

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