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Archive for October, 2014

Overplaying the Immigration Minister’s trump card

30th October 2014

Former Immigration Minister Senator Chris Evans once expressed concern about how much personal power was vested in his position when making decisions about particular cases. The current Minister, on the other hand, is trying to increase the number of such powers, and is much more likely to use the ministerial trump card to avoid judicial scrutiny. In a parliamentary system that relies on the checks and balances between the Parliament, Executive and Judiciary, one arm of government should not be able to overrule another.

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Counselling services help refugees begin to heal

21st October 2014

One of the objectives of the Jesuit Refugee Service programs in Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya is to improve the psychological well-being of and the reduction of stress-related health problems of refugees at the camp.

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A regional response to forced migration

17th October 2014

The need for cross-border and regional collaboration on refugees has never been greater, and Australia has the potential to play a leading role in the development of a regional response to forced migration in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Annual Report 2013

16th October 2014

Annual Report 2013 Download here.

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JRS Link Spring 2014

16th October 2014

JRS LINK Spring 2014 Download Now

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JRS joins Twitter

16th October 2014

JRS has joined the social revolution: you can now follow us on Twitter at @JRS_Aus

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Looking into the eyes of those who seek justice

15th October 2014

It is ironic that at a time of unprecedented global displacement, we have also witnessed the rise of what Pope Francis called “globalised indifference”.

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Fun at Featherdale

15th October 2014

With the help of a dedicated army of volunteers, the team has organised art classes and exhibitions, English and music classes, soccer games, yoga, cleaning bees, billiards matches and celebrations of community and religious feast days.

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A crafty solution to loneliness

15th October 2014

Aware that the fear borne by asylum seekers is complex and deep, Sue has striven to simply be a presence for the people she reaches out to – an invaluable contribution that volunteers like her make to JRS and the people it works with.

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Australia: Opposition asylum seeker proposals ignore the facts

Where to now?

15th October 2014

This hope has now become almost extinguished by the harsh treatment that is the government’s policy for those arriving by boat and without visas.

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