Recently asylum seekers have been demonised as “fake refugees” taking advantage of Australia’s generosity. 7,500 people seeking asylum have until October to apply for temporary protection or face deportation. Sector experts Sr Brigid Arthur and Paris Aristotle AO will indicate ways for parishes to assist people in need and contribute to more humane policies. In November 2016, Paris was named as the 2017 Victorian Australian of the Year at a ceremony at Government House.
request to Mr Peter Dutton, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, is
that detention centres safeguard the dignity, wellbeing and personal security
of their residents. Click here for
our letter; and here for an
uninspiring response from Australia Border Force. A subsequent referral to the Ombudsman has
resulted in their deciding to investigate our concerns about human rights.