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.
As we reflect on the Easter story, let us pray that Easter blessings will flow to all people seeking asylum. In his presentation at our March Forum, Phil Glendenning AM captivated the audience with statements such as "Leadership requires voices to be heard and that’s where people in parish groups come into play. (Parishes) need to say we’ve got to stop treating these people cruelly."
"We have to advocate for the change we want to see, that will provide hope for people." Together, let's do this in the year ahead.Download our Welcome Newsletter for Easter 2017.