Asylum seekers: it’s ‘no holiday’

MARISSA CALLIGEROS May 12, 2010 The Virginia Palms Motel in Boondall. Asylum seekers may be living in the comfort of a four-star motel on Brisbane's northside, but they are "canaries in a golden cage", a refugee advocate says. Frederika Steen said 79 asylum seekers housed in the Virginia Palms Motel live as detainees not holidaymakers. … Continue reading Asylum seekers: it’s ‘no holiday’

Refugee 45 Afghans Executed by Iran- Protesters say

Thousands of Afghans have protested in the eastern city of Jalalabad against the alleged executions of a number of Afghan refugees in Iran. Demonstrators rallied in front of the Iranian consulate, shouting slogans and throwing eggs. This is the fifth and largest anti-Iran protest in Afghanistan in a fortnight. Protesters and rights groups say [the … Continue reading Refugee 45 Afghans Executed by Iran- Protesters say

Its all done with rocks and leaves

[Aboriginal News] I can explain, with rocks and leaves When I read the story below, about whether Australia is racist or not, I finished with two questions uppermost in my mind. Who is Sara Hudson and why is the Sydney Morning Herald using its pages to spread the curse of the 'Centre for Independent Studies' … Continue reading Its all done with rocks and leaves

Coroner’s findings on Mulrunji’s death

Click here to read the Mulrunji Inquest - Findings. I have just finished reading all the findings of Coroner Hine and it is clear that he has supported largely the comments of the second coroner Clements. However the third coroner to deal with Mulrunji's death rejects the second coroner's findings that Hurley's punches killed Mulrunji. … Continue reading Coroner’s findings on Mulrunji’s death