Author: stephen-langford

Demand for an ‘Australian Human Rights Act’

I must compliment AMUST on the comprehensive coverage of Christchurch tragedy in its April 2019 issue. NZ PM Jacinda Ardern has indeed shown true leadership, something I find hard to imagine here in Australia. One thing that especially riles me in Australia is that when someone who self-identifies as a Muslim says or does something silly, every Muslim cleric is expected to denounce it. Meanwhile, think of all the wretched and malign things Morrison, Abbott and Dutton have said about asylum seekers and minority groups here while self-identifying as Christians.Advertisements Where is the outrage? Where are the demands that...

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Australia ignoring death and suffering of refugees

Every Friday at 5.30pm we are at the Queen Victoria statue in front of the QVB in Sydney, protesting against the terrible holding of over one hundred people as political hostages on Manus Island (part of PNG) and Nauru. Apart from the suffering and hopelessness that comes with this endless imprisonment of innocent people who are seeking sanctuary and safety from persecution in Australia. Unfortunately there are the disgraceful colonial relationships we have with our neighbours that our government is putting on full view. We thank members of the Muslim community who join us in this protest, thank you...

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Film and discussion on asylum seekers

The Australian Government sends back asylum seekers it does not think are refugees. International law says people should not be sent to unsafe locations. But the Australian Government never finds out what happens to the asylum seekers they don’t want. So a determined Australian with a passion for justice made it his mission. A Well Founded Fear follows Phil Glendenning from Sydney’s Edmund Rice Centre for Justice as he tracks down several deportees to find out how they are faring. The film follows him as he travels through Afghanistan, Syria, Turkey, Iran and Canada.Advertisements This remarkable film was made nine...

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