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PM - Burke confirms his guardian role limited under PNG plan 24/07/2013

PM - Burke confirms his guardian role limited under PNG plan 24/07/2013 | Children in detention | Scoop.it
The Immigration Minister Tony Burke has made much of the fact that he is the legal guardian of unaccompanied children who arrive in Australia But with the new Papua New Guinea policy in place he wo
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Chilout.org | Home

Chilout.org | Home | Children in detention | Scoop.it
Not for profit working to end the immigration detention of children in Australian detention facilities.
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Shut down Manus

Shut down Manus | Children in detention | Scoop.it
I just called on our government to shut down the inhumane Manus Island detention centre, will you help defend human rights?
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Help Tell Their Stories

Help Tell Their Stories | Children in detention | Scoop.it
These drawings, stories and recordings from children detained on Manus Island will break your heart. Take action now.
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Letter from a child detained in Darwin facility | Facebook

Letter from a child detained in Darwin facility | Facebook | Children in detention | Scoop.it
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Not in my name

Not in my name | Children in detention | Scoop.it
PM Rudd just shut our gates to the most vulnerable people in the world. Ducking human rights laws isn't fitting of the lucky country -- sign now!
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chiloutrevived's curator insight, July 23, 2013 8:31 PM

Get this global petition to 50,000 signatures today

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SBS Dateline | Manus Whistleblower

SBS Dateline | Manus Whistleblower | Children in detention | Scoop.it
SBS :: Special Broadcasting Service (Tomorrow on @datelinesbs a whistleblower reveals sexual abuse and torture are rife in #Manus detention http://t.co/bE7AKwNJPn)...
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Claims children kept behind bars at the Pontville Detention Centre because Tasmania lacks proper check structure

There are concerns teenagers are being kept behind bars at the Pontville Detention Centre because Tasmania's background checking requirements do not match up to other states.
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Condemnation for government’s asylum seeker policy – cruel and inhumane | ACOSS

ACOSS joins with St Vincent de Paul and UnitingCare Australia to condemn Friday's announcement of a new immigration policy which increases offshore processing of asylum seekers and gives them no hope of being resettled in Australia.

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Tasmanian Labor MPs revolt against new boat people policy - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Tasmanian Labor MPs revolt against new boat people policy - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Children in detention | Scoop.it
Several senior Tasmanian Labor politicians have taken to social media to attack the Federal Government's new asylum seeker policy.
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Shanty camp fears influx

Shanty camp fears influx | Children in detention | Scoop.it
The toilet is a stinking open pit haunted by malaria mosquitoes. The showers are a couple of old curtains strung up on a wooden platform with a bucket.
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'No choice' for asylum seekers after suffering

'No choice' for asylum seekers after suffering | Children in detention | Scoop.it
Asylum seekers are suffering more pre-arrival trauma than previous waves of boat people, torture and trauma experts say.
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Keeping these innocent kids locked up is simply wrong

Keeping these innocent kids locked up is simply wrong | Children in detention | Scoop.it
About 1700 children are locked up in Australia today. They haven't committed a crime.
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This sounds good, says ChilOut, but more money will be needed to care for about 700 unaccompanied asylum seekers. The government recently cut funding for the care of these kids by almost 50 per cent, Peer says.

 
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chiloutrevived's curator insight, July 23, 2013 8:45 PM

Here our Sophie Peer suggests that many Australians would welcome young asylum seekers into their homes.

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Doctor says Manus Island a 'disaster' for children - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Doctor says Manus Island a 'disaster' for children - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Children in detention | Scoop.it
Four Corners uncovers alarming conditions at the immigration facility on Manus Island, with a doctor who worked there calling it a disaster for children.
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Out of Sight

Out of Sight | Children in detention | Scoop.it
These TV ads were created using real drawings done by children detained on Manus Island and excerpts from real phone interviews with asylum seekers currently in detention.
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Campaign update: Immigration slams Manus asylum centre | GetUp Campaign Blog

Campaign update: Immigration slams Manus asylum centre | GetUp Campaign Blog | Children in detention | Scoop.it

You know something isn’t right when even the Australian Immigration Department is criticising immigration policy.

The Immigration Department’s assessment of its own detention centre this past week has found what we’ve known all along – the conditions in the Manus Island asylum seeker processing centre are inhumane.1

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The day Australia closed the door

The day Australia closed the door | Children in detention | 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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Innocent people don't belong behind bars

Innocent people don't belong behind bars | Children in detention | Scoop.it
Want asylum seekers in Australia to be treated fairly and with compassion? Add your name and help us build a movement of support for asylum seekers.
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Europe's lost children: Journeys of pain, despair -- and joy

Europe's lost children: Journeys of pain, despair -- and joy | Children in detention | Scoop.it
Immigrants fleeing violence pay people smugglers thousands of dollars to enter Europe through Greece. The exodus includes children, alone and at risk. Their dreams are big, but the reality far different.

Via R and P
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Close Manus Island

A video describing the human cost, economic cost, political/social environment surrounding the operation of the Manus Island detention centre. Part of EndMDA...
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Conditions children must live in on Manus Island, detailing medical care and living conditions May 2013.

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President Speech: Mandatory immigration detention of children in Australia: how far have we come and where to from here? (2010) | Australian Human Rights Commission

President Speech: Mandatory immigration detention of children in Australia: how far have we come and where to from here? (2010) | Australian Human Rights Commission | Children in detention | Scoop.it
I knew Brad well and admired him a great deal. We met when he joined the Crown Solicitor’s Office and we worked closely together in that office for a number of years.
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From refugee to businessman: a success story

From refugee to businessman: a success story | Children in detention | Scoop.it
It's the ultimate entrepreneurial testing ground: you stake your life savings on a perilous journey to a country where you arrive (if you're lucky) penniless, with little to build your future upon save your stamina and your smarts.
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chiloutrevived's curator insight, July 23, 2013 8:34 PM

This article features our fantastic ChilOut Ambassador Ali who arrived to Australia completely alone at the age of 15.

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$25m compo for immigration detainees

Compensation payments to immigration detainees have topped the $25 million mark as a record number of asylum seekers, particularly children, are being held in detention.
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brandnewbek: An open letter to the Prime Minister of Australia

brandnewbek: An open letter to the Prime Minister of Australia | Children in detention | Scoop.it

When I was ten years old, I wrote a letter to the then prime minister, John Howard. I do not remember what the letter contained, but from the reply I received, I can gather that I wrote to my country’s leader asking him why children were being confined to detention centres when they arrived in the country. It was inconceivable to me then [and still is now] that young children such as myself would not be able to go to school, receive medical care or even see the beaches that I loved. I still have the reply, and in light of your recent policy-making, I pulled it out for old times sake. It is disheartening, if not unsurprising, to see that little has changed in the last eleven years...

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Hobart locals offer their home to unaccompanied asylum children - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A community meeting has been held in Hobart this afternoon, with people offering to take unaccompanied minors being held on the outskirts of the city into their homes.
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