A message from Amnesty International.The photograph is of two-year-old George (name changed). He was born in an open-air prison on Nauru and he’s spent his entire life there. George is just one of the 117 children our government is imprisoning on Nauru. Medical workers say that some of the children are now so traumatised by their family’s prolonged imprisonment, they may die if they are not released from their island prison. We rarely hear the names behind the numbers thanks to our government’s restrictions on reporting about offshore detention.
At this time of change in Australian
politics, it’s time to change our approach to refugees and people seeking
This was a call from more than 60 people from
20 Melbourne Catholic parishes on Saturday 25 August. They were gathered for the 14th Welcome the Asylum Seeker Parish Support forum.