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Have your say on proposed changes to Racial Discrimination Act

Posted Apr 21, 2014

Tell the Government what you think about George Brandis' proposed amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act. The Government is now accepting submissions on the proposed amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act 1975. Anyone can make a submission, by 30 April 2014. Click here for information on how to make a submission   Below is ...more

'Greed is the market's forgotten vice'

Posted Apr 21, 2014

Where do Easter and business intersect? Well, what about at greed, says Ross Gittins. According to Dr Brian Rosner, principal of Ridley Melbourne, an Anglican theological college, greed has been glamorised by the market economy and is a forgotten sin. Maybe it's this that allows those Christians who are business people, economists ...more

Australian Multiculturalism in an Asian Century: The Case for Racial Tolerance

Posted Apr 16, 2014

Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Australia's Race Discrimination Commissioner, delivered the following address to the Australia Asia Education Engagement Symposium in Melbourne, Victoria, on 1 April 2014. It was exactly 50 years ago that the most influential book written about Australian society was first published. Many of us remember Donald Horne's seminal contribution ...more

Practicing pride in the face of exclusion

Posted Apr 15, 2014

Despite relentless talk of 'inclusion', many people with disabilities repeatedly find ourselves all dressed up with nowhere to go, writes Stella Young. In disability circles we hear a lot about inclusion. An organisation that employs people with disabilities among its staff is considered an 'inclusive' workplace. We refer to a school ...more

The generation gap on climate change

Posted Apr 14, 2014

  Photo: The most notable split in views on climate change is driven by age. (Rachel McDowall: User submitted) More and more Australians are voicing support for climate change science, which suggests there could be trouble ahead for the Prime Minister as he looks to axe the carbon tax, ...more

Australia’s Guantánamo Problem - by Ben Saul

Posted Apr 8, 2014

On a remote, sunny island, some 52 people have been detained for up to nearly five years without trial on secret evidence, with no prospect of release. A series of suicide attempts since 2012 speaks to their profound suffering. One man attempted to hang himself with a bedsheet. Another tried ...more

Join Australians for Climate Action

Posted Apr 4, 2014

As of 27th march 2014, the findings of the parliamentary inquiry into the Abbott Government's Direct Action plan are in. They echo what we've known for some time: the Direct Action policy just doesn't cut it. Australia's most respected scientists and economists are in agreement, we must do more – and ...more

Vietnamese refugee reunites with cargo ship rescuer

Posted Apr 2, 2014

SBS Video, Audio & News Story: Thirty years ago a Dutch supply ship passing through the South China Sea rescued a boat of Vietnamese asylum seekers. Three decades on a Melbourne woman has been reunited with the ship's captain, the man her family calls their saviour.   By: KRISTINA KUKOLJA Visit http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/03/31/vietnamese-refugee-reunites-cargo-ship-rescuer In February ...more

Free immigration advice service for asylum seekers dumped by Federal Government

Posted Apr 1, 2014

Amid all the various news items over the last few days this important and negative change received very little debate or analysis. As many as 30,000 asylum seekers in detention in Australia will have to rely on pro bono immigration advice after a Federal Government decision to cut taxpayer funding for ...more

Asylum Seeker Policies: What's happening and how do we respond? - Copy of Paul Power's March 2014 Sunday Seminar

Posted Mar 28, 2014

The Moral Bankruptcy of Australia's Asylum Seeker Policies.

 
 
Please click to download a copy of Paul's powerpoint slides from the Seminar.
 
They contain a wealth of information, facts & statistics:
 
 
 
 
 
 

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