asylum seekers

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Creating A Welcome – craftivism for asylum seekers (video)

A network of craft workers horrified by the Australian government’s treatment of asylum seekers has raised well over $10,000 to support them at a series of weekend markets in Melbourne’s inner north. Organisers say the Creating A Welcome initiative came out of a desire to do something practical and overcome feelings of helplessness about federal … Continue reading

Far cry from Flemington – Cup Day refugee welcome

New Matilda, 9 November: About a month ago Jacob Grech was talking with some friends about where to have the Melbourne Cup barbie this year when the idea came to them. “A few of us had been sitting around having a few beers the night before thinking about how we needed to come up with … Continue reading

Detention dividends – Australia’s immigration detention contract

July 2009: “I took my clothes off because they treat us like animals,” said Mercy Guobatia, a detainee at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre, where a group of women last year staged a naked protest over inadequate health care and the detention of children. Yarl’s Wood, 90 minutes north of London, is run by Serco, … Continue reading