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Asylum seekers: Australia's day of shame

Asylum seekers: Australia's day of shame | Human Rights | Scoop.it
Christine Milne: The agreement signed by Kevin Rudd with Papua New Guinea is ruthless electioneering.
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What can Lebanon teach Australia about refugees? - The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

What can Lebanon teach Australia about refugees? - The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Human Rights | Scoop.it
Tiny Lebanon, with its population of just over four million, has accommodated around one million refugees from the war in Syria. By contrast, only about one in 600 residents in Australia are asylum seekers or refugees.
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Kevin Rudd's asylum policy may be in conflict with UN convention

Kevin Rudd's asylum policy may be in conflict with UN convention | Human Rights | Scoop.it
Asylum advocates say government is not permitted to discriminate against refugees based on their method of arrival (Kevin Rudd's asylum policy may be in conflict with UN convention http://t.co/Eb8cwIu4ly...
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Top NT magistrate says placement policy neglects human rights of Indigenous ... - Yahoo!7 News

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Discomfort in Labor on asylum seekers - Ninemsn

Discomfort in Labor on asylum seekers - Ninemsn | Human Rights | Scoop.it
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Discomfort in Labor on asylum seekers
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Discomfort in Labor on asylum seekers. 9:10am July 21, 2013.
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Critics slam plans to send asylum seekers to PNG - Brisbane Times

Critics slam plans to send asylum seekers to PNG - Brisbane Times | Human Rights | Scoop.it
Critics slam plans to send asylum seekers to PNG
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Plans to send asylum seekers there for resettlement have been met with disbelief by refugee advocates.
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People-Smuggling: Faster, Cheaper and Safer Than the ‘Queue’?

People-Smuggling: Faster, Cheaper and Safer Than the ‘Queue’? | Human Rights | Scoop.it
Despite the tough rhetoric to the contrary, Australia is effectively encouraging some asylum seekers to come here by boat.
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Kevin Rudd to send asylum seekers who arrive by boat to Papua New Guinea

Kevin Rudd to send asylum seekers who arrive by boat to Papua New Guinea | Human Rights | Scoop.it
Any asylum seeker who arrives by boat without a visa will have no chance of being resettled in Australia as a refugee, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has announced.
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Twitter / hollythrosby: Some awesome refugees you may ...

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The day Australia closed the door

The day Australia closed the door | Human Rights | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Rudd's new "hard-lined" asylum seeker policy will go down in history as the day Australian turned its back on the world's most vulnerable people.
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Top NT magistrate says placement policy neglects human rights of Indigenous children - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Top NT magistrate says placement policy neglects human rights of Indigenous children - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Human Rights | Scoop.it
The Northern Territory's Chief Magistrate says the pendulum has swung too far towards protecting indigenous culture, at the expense of the basic human rights of Indigenous children.
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Asylum seekers 'evicted for rent arrears' after failures by G4S contractors - The Guardian

Asylum seekers 'evicted for rent arrears' after failures by G4S contractors - The Guardian | Human Rights | Scoop.it
The Guardian Asylum seekers 'evicted for rent arrears' after failures by G4S contractors The Guardian Claims that vulnerable asylum seekers have been evicted from their homes after failures by contractors working for G4S, the world's biggest...
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Failed asylum seekers sent home - Herald Sun

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Failed asylum seekers sent home
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A group of failed asylum seekers have been returned to Vietnam after the federal government said it will pay up to $200,00 for information leading to the arrest of people smugglers.
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18: The Legal Age To Be Denied An Education

18: The Legal Age To Be Denied An Education | Human Rights | Scoop.it
Australia’s border-protection bravado is keeping asylum seekers out of school.
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A bold step by Rudd, but is it his Tampa moment?

A bold step by Rudd, but is it his Tampa moment? | Human Rights | Scoop.it
The message is that if you get on a boat to Australia, you will never get to live here. Ever.
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The PNG Solution and the ‘perspective of those who suffer’

The PNG Solution and the ‘perspective of those who suffer’ | Human Rights | Scoop.it
You will struggle to think of a greater contemporary example of the hypocrisy of those who are ‘above’ than the so-called ‘PNG Solution’ outlined by Kevin Rudd yesterday, a plan that entails one of the richest countries in the world outsourcing its...
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