Over 50 people involved in the movement to act in support of asylum seekers tell their stories. The result is a powerful contribution to the ongoing debate about the Australian government's refugee policy, the ethics of our nation and the politics of institutionalised inhumanity worldwide.
Peter Carey, Margaret Pomeranz, Ian Chappell and several hundred other prominent Australians have backed a small group of rebel MPs battling to shift the Labor Party’s stance on refugees. Max Chalmers reports. Some of nation’s most iconic names in sport, the arts, science, the legal profession and academia have joined forces to call on the Labor Party to change track on refugee policy.
By Max Chalmers on November 10, 2015Featured Peter Carey, Margaret Pomeranz, Ian Chappell and several hundred other prominent Australians have backed a small group of rebel MPs battling to shift th... http://winstonclose.me/2015/11/11/star-power-the-whos-who-of-australia-call-on-labor-to-reset-its-refugee-policy-written-by-max-chalmers/
George Brandis at the CeBIT showfloor tour. (IMAGE: CeBIT). By Max Chalmers on March 4, 2016Australian Politics The government asked for a review into how ‘traditional freedoms’ are being infringed… http://winstonclose.me/2016/03/05/brandis-bolt-report-backfires-highlighting-threat-of-anti-terror-and-refugee-laws-written-by-max-chalmers/
ustralia has left 300 refugees in limbo in Nauru and Papua New Guinea rather than allowing them to build new lives in New Zealand under a standing resettlement offer from the Key government. Yet immigration minister Peter Dutton continues to pursue resettlement options in poor countries like Cambodia, a policy that is far more expensive than the trans-Tasman offer. Just five people have been resettled in Cambodia under a deal that has cost Australian taxpayers $55 million.
A woman raises a candle during the quiet vigil in rememberence of Aylan Kurdi on September 7, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. Thousands of people around Australia gathered to remember Aylan Kurdi, the young Syrian refugee who died last week and to protest the Australian Government's current refugee policy.