This Refugee week , watch this video, and show it to your congregation. Courtesy of the Churches of Christ Vic/Tas.
The latest figures available from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection show that 120 Vietnamese are in Australian detention centres (6 per cent of the detention population).
Misha Coleman, Executive Officer of the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce joined the program to discuss the issue.
Refugee advocates and migrant-community groups say they fear for the safety of a boatload of asylum seekers recently turned back to Vietnam by the Australian navy. Read the full story and listen to the interview with Misha Coleman over on the SBS website.
Taskforce talks with Fran Kelly about the Moss Review which has still not been released by the Government.
The Taskforce believes pressure is building within Government ranks to end the policy that has led to long-term child detentions. Misha Coleman, Taskforce EO, said there was a significant and growing number of backbenchers that want change. Listen to the interview from ABC Local Sunday Night.
Radio ABC Northern Tasmania’s report on the Tasmanian Opportunity, a proposal to process asylum seekers in Australia – rather than Nauru and Manus Is.
Executive Office Misha Coleman gets grilled by 2UE talkback host Tim Webster.
Misha Coleman talks to Radio 6PR about Australian Government’s latest refugee plan.
The Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce has accused the Federal Government of state-sanctioned abuse of asylum seeker children in immigration detention. The Immigration Minister Scott Morrison says the claims are offensive and the Government is committed to protecting children from exploitation and abuse. But the taskforce wants the Minister to be stripped of his guardianship role of children in immigration detention.