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JRS calls on the Prime Minister to exercise moral and political leadership by ending offshore processing

29th April 2016

Jesuit Refugee Service Australia (JRS) calls on the Prime Minister to exercise moral and political leadership by ending the current policy of offshore processing of people seeking asylum in Australia. The decision by the PNG government to shut the Manus Island detention centre following the PNG Supreme Court’s finding that the detention of asylum seekers is unconstitutional and illegal has presented the Australian government with stark choices.

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Paying for stopping the boats

29th April 2016

This week we learnt that the human rights protection for asylum seekers in our former colony Papua New Guinea are more protected by the PNG constitution than they would be in Australia.

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“Build bridges, not walls” – The Jesuit Refugee Service welcomes Pope Francis’ solidarity with refugees

18th April 2016

On his visit to the Greek island of Lesbos on Saturday Pope Francis told Europe and the world that “refugees are not numbers, they are people,” and then demonstrated in deed the depth of his commitment by taking three Syrian Muslim families, including six children, back to the Vatican on his flight.

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A strategic response to refugees and asylum seekers

7th April 2016

In the face of great and growing need we need to develop a strategy that will draw on all our resources and allow all our ministries to be involved as part of our Province response.

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