Category: EU Refugee Policies

Vigil for Aylan Kurdi – Abbott must welcome refugees

5-6pm Tuesday 8 September 2015 Northbourne Avenue & Barry Drive Intersection (view map) The world has been horrified by last week’s images of drowned three year-old Syrian refugee Aylan Kurdi washed up on the shores of Turkey. Aylan, along with…

The story behind the heartbreaking photo of refugee family shared by thousands

Kate Aubusson, The Age, 20 August 2015 https://refugeeaction.org/wp-admin/media-upload.php?post_id=2356&type=image&TB_iframe=1 [The sort of image that the Australian Government would rather we not see] It’s an image that sublimely captures the moment desperation gave way to joy for a refugee family who found sanctuary…

UK Home Office in turmoil following asylum ruling

29 July The government’s asylum processing system was in disarray today after a legal ruling forced it to completely reappraise how it evaluates the claims of those seeking safety in the UK. The court of appeal backed a judgement by…

BBC News Owen Bennet Jones explains why, even if it was supported, Australia’s approach could never work for the EU

Extract: Critics say that all the data related to the migrants’ maritime movements is suspect because the Australian authorities are secretive about their actions at sea. They also argue that Australia is merely moving the problem elsewhere. Persecuted and and…