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Solidarity: a graceful dance

28th May 2015

Australia has played maritime billiards with these human beings, potting them into holes where, the government hopes, they will be out of Australia’s sight, and out of Australia’s mind. This past week I have been looking at photograph after photograph…

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Annual Report 2014

28th May 2015

Annual Report 2014 Download here.

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Notification of Annual General Meeting

26th May 2015

Notification of Annual General Meeting The Annual General Meeting of JRS (Australia) Incorporated will be held on Thursday 18 June 2015 at the annexe to the JRS Office, Blaiket House, 80 Roslyn Gardens, Elizabeth Bay, starting at 4pm. According to…

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JRS calls on Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia to immediately rescue the Rohingya asylum seekers stranded off their coastlines

18th May 2015

Jesuit Refugee Service Australia has called on Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia to immediately rescue the Rohingya asylum seekers stranded off their coastlines.

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The Government’s delusory tolerance rhetoric

4th May 2015

Some might say, illegal, unlawful, what is the difference. Well, firstly, if there were no difference, then the Minister and Prime Minister would not have insisted on such usage. Even Phillip Ruddock referred to people as ‘unlawful’, never as ‘illegal’. So for the politicians, there is some value in the word illegal, which they do not see in the legalistic term unlawful.

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My freedom, what does it mean to me?

4th May 2015

I appreciated listening to their stories about family, their country, their landing on Christmas Island and their day-to-day life in the centre. I took men out of the centre three afternoons a week. They enjoyed experiencing the beauty of the island, finding coconuts and mangoes, sitting watching the ocean and families swimming, and observing the navy boat keeping guard.

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Ugandan lawyer welcomed in Australia

4th May 2015

“I am working with one of the biggest advocacy organisations in Australia. It’s called Get Up Australia. I basically do research with the media team and the different campaign teams. I help the different campaign teams in doing research, writing, emails, reading emails, giving feedback to the teams and the members of Get Up.”

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