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Ballina Region for Refugees [BRR]has highlighted the dubious anniversary this week by again calling on Northern Rivers’ locals to write to politicians demanding an end to detention for people who found to be genuine refugees.
Ninety men have been in hotels and other types of detention across Australia since 2019 after spending six years on Manus or Nauru islands.
The Great White Father has arrived on the far-flung atolls of the Pacific. Like the missionaries before him, Scott Morrison is delivering the bringing of the light -- a gospel of hope and salvation. Well, up to a point. Boiled down, his message is that if they are worried about the rising waters, they should sandbag the foreshores and move to higher ground (if there is any), because he is not going to do anything substantial to help.
Saudi Arabia is attempting to force 18-year-old Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun to return to the country after being apprehended in Thailand en route to Australia where she had hoped to seek asylum.
Jenny Coman, Bangalow. Where does Peter Dutton get his ideas from – or are they prompts? Having watched and listened to him (reluctantly) during the time of this government, I can’t believe he could come up with anything original – unless he does have one area of expertise: fear mongering.
A rally to protest the Federal Government's 'inhumane treatment' of asylum seekers held in offshore detention centres is being held in Lismore, and other centres across Australia, today.
Jenny Coman, Bangalow. It’s a pity that more of the large gallery present for public access at the beginning of last week’s first Byron Shire Council meeting of the year didn’t stay for at least the first item of business which was Cr Dey’s motion to reject doing business with companies that abuse human rights; he clearly had those responsible for the appalling treatment of our asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus in mind.
The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.
As part of a fortnight of climate actions and protests with the Extinction Rebellion, over 30 activists visited MP Kevin Hogan’s office in Lismore yesterday pushing ghostly empty white prams.
The NSW Legislative Council unanimously passed a motion expressing its concerns over the growing push by industry to burn NSW native forests for electricity and hydrogen production.