Join the Palm Sunday rally – Sunday 9 April

Friday, April 7 2017
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The tradition of Palm Sunday rallies continues this weekend and once again thousands of Australians will be walking for justice for refugees and an end to the punitive policies. It’s critical to show that we Australians ARE better than this. So I encourage you with your family and friends to be part of the walk […]

‘Draconian and dangerous’: Despair over fresh crackdown on asylum seekers

Wednesday, March 1 2017

Asylum seekers have been told they will lose their welfare payments, bridging visas and right to seek asylum unless they urgently submit applications for protection, as the Turnbull government cracks down on the “legacy caseload” of boat arrivals. > View The Sydney Morning Herald article

Inside Nauru nightmare

Tuesday, August 9 2016

Chasing Asylum (MA). Director: Eva Orner. 96 minutes With Papua New Guinea’s Supreme Court of Justice finding last month that the detention of asylum seekers on Manus Island was unconstitutional, the shamefulness of Australia’s border protection policies was once again laid bare. As if we needed further proof, on the heels of those developments comes […]

NT royal commission ‘should also include children in immigration detention’

Monday, August 8 2016

Human rights advocates say inquiry should be expanded to including ‘all children deprived of their liberty by the Australian government’.  Read The Guardian article.

Australia deliberately ignores refugee abuse: report

Thursday, August 4 2016

Two leading rights groups accuse Australia of ignoring abuse to deter people from trying to travel to the country.  View the Al Jazeera article  

Australia condemned by rights groups for ‘deliberately ignoring’ refugee abuse

Thursday, August 4 2016

Australia is deliberately ignoring the inhumane treatment of refugees held on the South Pacific island of Nauru as a means of deterring others from attempting the journey to Australia, two human rights groups have said.  View the Al Jazeera article

Refugees – A Matter of Fact

Wednesday, May 11 2016

Director of the Edmund Rice Centre and President of the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA), Phil Glendenning, and human rights lawyer, David Manne, on the Assembly of Catholic Professionals panel > Listen to the presentation

Symposium on Humanitarian Interpreting and Interpreter Training

Saturday, April 30 2016

Working with interpreters in humanitarian contexts: challenges and opportunities > View the recording from the Symposium organised by Monash University

What are the implications of closing Manus detention centre?

Thursday, April 28 2016

Refugee lawyer David Manne responds to the impending closure of the Manus Island detention centre after the PNG Supreme Court ruled it illegal and detainees must be resettled. > View the ABC News article

Immigration minister Peter Dutton admits government ‘anticipated’ Manus Island ruling

Thursday, April 28 2016

Immigration minister Peter Dutton has admitted the government had been anticipating that Papua New Guinea’s Supreme Court would find the Manus Island detention centre unconstitutional since “late last year”. > View the 9News interview