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Manus Island

Jaivet’s message: don’t forget the 200 refugees still in ‘Pacific Solution’ limbo

Jaivet Ealom tells Anne Susskind about his harrowing escape from Manus, the book that saved him, Scomo's false piety and the community sponsorship that offers a way out of detention

Forget comparisons, focus on the children separated from their parents

Holocaust comparisons are secondary to what is happening on the ground in Trump's America, writes MADDY BLAY. In the US, Australia and elsewhere, children are being detained in facilities that many consider akin to concentration camps

Shoes, vows and long memories at Manus Island protest

Jewish social justice group NeverAgainAus held a small but visible protest outside Federal Departrment of Immigration in Canberra last week.

Jewish groups condemn government’s ‘shameful’ Manus Island expediency

In an open letter, ten Australian community groups say the government must find a “sustainable and humane” solution to the asylum-seekers stuck in limbo on Manus Island

Bring Manus and Nauru refugees to Australia

Close Manus and Nauru, bring refugees here say 70 organisations – Michael Slezak – The Guardian 03.02.17 Coalition of charities, aid groups, unions and think...

Ex judge offers body swap with refugee on Manus or Nauru

Retired judge, 88, offers 'body swap' with a refugee on Manus or Nauru – Ben Doherty – The Guardian 01.09.16 Jim Macken: ‘I would consider...

Chasing Asylum: A call for justice from a brave Jewish Australian

Since the arrival of the Tampa in 2001, Australia’s mainstream political parties have presented Australians with only two choices regarding the issue of people...

Australia’s offshore cruelty

Australia's offshore cruelty – Roger Cohen – The New York Times 23.05.16 The Australian treatment of refugees trying to reach this vast, thinly populated country...

Government blames victims it has driven to suicidal despair

Nauru tragedies are a failure of policy and politics – Michael Gordon – The Sydney Morning Herald 03.05.16 Given complete failure since 2013 to establish...

Refugees – especially a moral test for Jews

Offshore detention as currently implemented by Australia has subjected desperate people lawfully seeking asylum to unsanitary and unsafe conditions, murder, death due to medical...

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