Asylum Seekers … out of sight, out of mind
In March, the federal government informed Human Rights Commissioner Gillian Triggs that she could no longer visit Nauru and Manus Island to assess the conditions of asylum seekers, as the islands are not in Australia’s jurisdiction. Other organisations, such as GetUp, have also been banned.
The Social Justice Committee of CLRI (NSW) has just released its latest edition of their Just in Time newsletter and it is dedicated to this issue. It has very good information on children in offshore processing, what’s wrong with offshore processing, how other countries treat refugees, and what the solution is. There are also suggested actions to take.
Click here to download the April 2013 Just in Time newsletter.
Click here for an information sheet on Understanding Refugees.