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Multiculturalism in Australia: a policy, we can’t do without!

There is a role for everyone, not just political leaders and People of Australia Ambassadors [appointed by federal Govt under AMC], to make Australia a better place than it already is. Community leaders and religious leaders have a big role in helping new migrants settle-in in the new society and integrate well within the broader Australian value system. We all are stake holders in promoting the narrative of not only “successful Australia” but also “successful multicultural Australia”

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Perth youth group's rethink Australia Day video goes viral

Perth youth group's rethink Australia Day video goes viral | Australia: No 'boundless plains to share' | Scoop.it

A video by a Perth-based youth foundation has gone viral after the group decided to add their voices to the growing movement of people opposed to Australia Day

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Barnaby Joyce launches extraordinary attack on 'miserable' people who want to move Australia Day

Barnaby Joyce launches extraordinary attack on 'miserable' people who want to move Australia Day | Australia: No 'boundless plains to share' | Scoop.it
"They don't like Christmas, they don't like Australia Day, they're just miserable gutted people and I wish they would crawl under a rock and hide".
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Australia Should Be As Outraged By the Nauru Files As We Were About Don Dale | VICE | Australia / NZ

An op-ed by Eva Orner, who spent two years dissecting Australia's offshore detention centers on Nauru and Manus Island for her film Chasing Asylum.
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Why you should care about the casual racism on television | Culture

Why you should care about the casual racism on television | Culture | Australia: No 'boundless plains to share' | Scoop.it
Australia has a problem with diversity on television. If we don’t see people from culturally diverse backgrounds working in certain professions, it makes it harder for us to think we can break through, says Osman Faruqi.
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Nowhere Line: Voices from Manus Island

An animated short film, narrated by two asylum-seeking men detained in Australia's Manus Island Offshore Processing Centre, recounting the dangerous journeys…
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Asylum seekers: how to end our nation’s shame

Asylum seekers: how to end our nation’s shame | Australia: No 'boundless plains to share' | Scoop.it
Canada's new Liberal government is showing Australia the way.
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So 90% of us are 'proud Australians'. Proud of what, exactly? | Samira

So 90% of us are 'proud Australians'. Proud of what, exactly? | Samira | Australia: No 'boundless plains to share' | Scoop.it
A new report shows that most of us think we live in the best country on earth. Perhaps that’s to be expected – Aussie pride is something you perform
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Wheels of Change: Afghan Women Ride Bikes Despite Threats and Opposition

Wheels of Change: Afghan Women Ride Bikes Despite Threats and Opposition | Australia: No 'boundless plains to share' | Scoop.it
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Australia’s Brutal Treatment of Migrants

Australia’s Brutal Treatment of Migrants | Australia: No 'boundless plains to share' | Scoop.it
The government’s policy would be a terrible model for other prosperous countries facing huge numbers of people fleeing wars and persecution.
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Nope, nope, nope

Nope, nope, nope | Australia: No 'boundless plains to share' | Scoop.it

“It is a good thing that Australia should have earned a reputation for a sensitive understanding of the problems of people in other lands; that we should not come to be regarded as people who are detached from the miseries of the world. I know that we will not come to be so regarded, for I believe that there are no people anywhere with warmer hearts and more generous impulses. This appeal, therefore, is at one and the same time a challenge and an opportunity. I am confident that we will make a contribution which will serve as one more proof of our instinctive national and individual understanding and generosity.”

 
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Greek island refugee crisis: local people and tourists rally round migrants

Greek island refugee crisis: local people and tourists rally round migrants | Australia: No 'boundless plains to share' | Scoop.it
On Lesbos, residents and even tourists are exposing themselves to threats and possible legal action by helping exhausted immigrants arriving on the beaches
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Kathy Marks: Australians numb to death of democracy - Opinion - NZ Herald News

Kathy Marks: Australians numb to death of democracy - Opinion - NZ Herald News | Australia: No 'boundless plains to share' | Scoop.it

Imagine a country where a doctor could be jailed for revealing children are at risk. Where politicians collude to camouflage the misery of people fleeing torture and persecution. 

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White Australians Celebrate, Aboriginal People Mourn

White Australians Celebrate, Aboriginal People Mourn | Australia: No 'boundless plains to share' | Scoop.it
Our national holiday fails to recognize a legacy of genocide.
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"Hate He Said" by Steven Oliver

"Hate He Said" a poem by Steven Oliver. An aboriginal man who wrote in response to how in Australia the 26th January is celebrated as Australia Day. A day which should otherwise be used to pay respect and or acknowledge the wars fought where many aboriginal people lost their lives, families and land.

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Australia 'turning its back on refugees'

Australia 'turning its back on refugees' | Australia: No 'boundless plains to share' | Scoop.it
The Australian government is being accused of turning its back on refugees as it plans to introduce legislation to ban asylum seekers who arrive by boat from ever being allowed into the country.
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Offshore and off limits: Australia's refugee centres

Offshore and off limits: Australia's refugee centres | Australia: No 'boundless plains to share' | Scoop.it
We examine the media blackout on Australia's 'processing centres' for asylum seekers on the islands of Manus and Nauru.
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Waleed Aly on Nauru: How long can we keep lying to ourselves?

Waleed Aly on Nauru: How long can we keep lying to ourselves? | Australia: No 'boundless plains to share' | Scoop.it

The history of asylum seeker policy in Australia will be remembered as a story of how successive governments legislated their lies to justify a world of make-believe borders and imaginary compliance.

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Solving the world's problems is a joint effort. Australia must pull its weight | Tony Milne

Solving the world's problems is a joint effort. Australia must pull its weight | Tony Milne | Australia: No 'boundless plains to share' | Scoop.it
Helping our closest neighbours is a matter of justice, not charity, and rebuilding our foreign aid budget should be a priority in an election year
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We love pioneering migrant stories, but lose the plot at real-life struggles

We love pioneering migrant stories, but lose the plot at real-life struggles | Australia: No 'boundless plains to share' | Scoop.it
In literature and film, like the soon-to-be released Brooklyn, we sympathise with the struggle of pioneering migrants. But are we capable of the same empathy ...
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Julian Burnside: What sort of country are we?

Julian Burnside: What sort of country are we? | Australia: No 'boundless plains to share' | Scoop.it
Just as a person's character is judged by their conduct, so a country's character is judged by its conduct. Australia is now judged overseas by its behaviour as cruel and selfish. We treat frightened, innocent people as criminals. It is a profound injustice.
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Julian Burnside: What sort of country are we?

Julian Burnside: What sort of country are we? | Australia: No 'boundless plains to share' | Scoop.it
By our response to boat people since August 2001, we may have redefined our national character.
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Right-wing extremism equal to Muslim radicalisation, say academics

Right-wing extremism equal to Muslim radicalisation, say academics | Australia: No 'boundless plains to share' | Scoop.it
Right-wing extremism is emerging as an equal, if not greater, threat than Muslim radicalisation in Australia and multiculturalism is "close to death" at a federal level, academics have told a conference on social cohesion.
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PM encouraging white supremacist groups with terror politics, warns commissioner

PM encouraging white supremacist groups with terror politics, warns commissioner | Australia: No 'boundless plains to share' | Scoop.it
In a speech at the National Press Club in Canberra, on the 40th anniversary of the enactment of the Racial Discrimination Act, Dr Tim Soutphommasane said groups like Reclaim Australia and United Patriots Front have been embolded because of the rising terror threat and because of anonymity online.  
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