Tag Archives: Asylum seekers

“At least *these* boat people aren’t claiming Terra Nullius”

. Says so much in just a few words: Thanks to @kateausburn for this photo, to the wordsmith who created the sign, and to the Asylum Seekers Resource Action Centre for sharing it.   Thanks for liking and sharing!

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‘All they will call you will be… IMAs (Illegal Maritime Arrivals)’ – Woody Guthrie’s great song, Deportees, as relevant as ever

. I was reminded this week of this beautiful song, written by Woody Guthrie — Plane Wreck at Los Gatos Canyon (The Deportees) — the heartfelt lyrics so relevant in Australia today.   For this is the new regime at the … Continue reading

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Housing Asylum Seekers in the Community: the costs and benefits of community detention and the real story behind those reports of ‘luxury packages’

For those who were sickened by the front page ‘news’ in the tabloids last week about luxurious goods given to asylum seekers — sickened because they believed it, or sickened because they knew in their hearts it was lies — … Continue reading

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