From the ABC: Taskforce agrees with Tasmanian Government that it’s ready to take asylum seekers.
Radio ABC Northern Tasmania’s report on the Tasmanian Opportunity, a proposal to process asylum seekers in Australia – rather than Nauru and Manus Is.
Tasmania’s Anglican Bishop John Harrower, Alderman Damon Thomas, and the CEO of the Multicultural Council of Tasmania, Ms Anna Reynolds, launched 2014 Refugee Week today, by calling for Tasmania to be seriously considered by Canberra as an alternative to offshore processing.
Press Release: Anglican Bishop John Harrower and CEO of the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce, Ms Misha Coleman will bring attention to the billions of dollars wasted on the Abbott Government’s offshore detention facilities when they meet with state and federal politicians in Tasmania this week. Download the press release: ACRTTasmaniaPressRelease10June2014
What if the $4.2 Billion Canberra plans to spend offshoring asylum seekers was spent hosting them here in community detention? Is that a practical idea or blue sky thinking? Misha Coleman EO of the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce wants to make it a reality.
Misha Coleman’s 3CR interview, originally aired May 11, 2014. Hosted by Trevor Grant.