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Explainer: Australia's obligations under the UN Refugee Convention

Explainer: Australia's obligations under the UN Refugee Convention | Ethical and Religious Debate | Scoop.it
Prime minister Kevin Rudd has indicated that he would like to revisit Australia’s obligations under the United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees.We are yet to learn what this may…
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Australia violated refugees' human rights, UN says

Australia violated refugees' human rights, UN says | Ethical and Religious Debate | Scoop.it
Australia has been found guilty of almost 150 violations of international law over the indefinite detention of 46 refugees.
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Breaking of International Law

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Abbott outlines harsh Australia refugee plan - Fox News

Abbott outlines harsh Australia refugee plan - Fox News | Ethical and Religious Debate | Scoop.it
BBC News Abbott outlines harsh Australia refugee plan Fox News SYDNEY (AFP) – The conservative frontrunner to become Australia's next prime minister declared "this is our country" as he launched a harsh new temporary visa policy Friday that would...

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Tony Abbott's plan

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We came by boat - how refugees changed Australian business

We came by boat - how refugees changed Australian business | Ethical and Religious Debate | Scoop.it
Former refugees fear that the current focus on asylum seekers is obstructing a mature discussion about the sort of immigration regime the country needs.
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The story of a man who came over by boat in the 70's as a kid and is now an influencial business man in Australia - his viewpoint on the current refugee issues

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Why Australia hates asylum seekers

Why Australia hates asylum seekers | Ethical and Religious Debate | Scoop.it
“I received a text from one of my colleagues, and he wrote, I feel like we have failed,” says Kon Karapanagiotidis. “I texted back and wrote, Yeah, so do I.”

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Same source and also on asylum seekers - this source talk about WHY Australians do not like Asylum Seekers - seemingly from a political standpoint

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Australia's tough refugee plan to go before UN - Yahoo!7 News

Australia's tough refugee plan to go before UN - Yahoo!7 News | Ethical and Religious Debate | Scoop.it
Australia's tough refugee plan to go before UN
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HLRC going before the UN Human Rights Commission about the new plan

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Whistleblower: 'Unspeakable Horrors' for Refugees at Australian Detention Camps -

Whistleblower: 'Unspeakable Horrors' for Refugees at Australian Detention Camps - | Ethical and Religious Debate | Scoop.it
Revelations of torture and abuse comes as conservative prime minister plans to expand refugee 'processing' facilities and close Australian borders to all asylum seekers

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conditions in the asylum camps

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Dispatches: Australia - New Government, New boats | Human Rights Watch

Dispatches: Australia - New Government, New boats | Human Rights Watch | Ethical and Religious Debate | Scoop.it
The Coalition (of the Liberal and National parties) has just won Australia’s national election, partly by evoking its mantra of “stopping the boats” – using the issue of immigration to score political points while turning a dea...
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Discusses an alternative method to those that the Government have looked into

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World's Largest Refugee Camps - Photo Journal - WSJ

World's Largest Refugee Camps - Photo Journal - WSJ | Ethical and Religious Debate | Scoop.it
The fighting in Syria has forced more than 2 million people out of the country and into refugee camps. Take a look at the 10 most populous U.N. refugee settlements in the world.
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Looks at the 10 biggest refugee camps in the world and the conditions in which refugees live in

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The New York Times was right to send reporters on a refugee boat to Australia

The New York Times was right to send reporters on a refugee boat to Australia | Ethical and Religious Debate | Scoop.it
Oliver Laughland: Although Joel van Houdt and Luke Mogelson have yet to publish a single word from their trip, they have borne witness to an event shrouded in a state-sanctioned narrative (The New York Times was right to send reporters on a refugee...
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It will be interesting to see what these reporters come out with

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