Posts Tagged ‘immigration detention’

18, Dec

This year International Migrants Day (18 December) has called for children to be released from detention. It is appropriate that an event held in the shadow of Christmas should advocate for children, for they lie at the heart of Christmas. Writing in Eureka Street, Andrew Hamilton sj observes that the insistence in the Gospel stories […]

18, Oct

The Presentation Society of Australia and Papua New Guinea reaffirms our support to bring Australia’s offshore detainees to Australia and end their inhumane conditions and treatment on Nauru and Manus Island. Working with the Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA) and others, we pledge our welcome and assistance.      Also read the recent […]

13, Sep

Australia currently holds about 800 children in closed immigration detention for indefinite periods, including 88 children on Nauru. The Forgotten Children’s Report  found between January 2013 and March 2014 alone, there were 233 assaults in detention involving children and 33 incidents of reported sexual assault — with the majority involving children. During the same period, 128 children harmed themselves. Students […]