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Hope and Opportunity

by Ruth Moraes Over the last several months the Justice and Peace Office has been working with the House of Welcome and the Jesuit Refugee Service to assist their clients into employment. As many of you will know many people who are seeking protection in Australia face several barriers to gaining employment.  These include a … Continue reading Hope and Opportunity

Australia’s Catholic Bishops call for detainees to be resettled in Australia

Australia’s Catholic bishops have joined the bishops of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands in calling for detainees on Manus Island and Nauru to be resettled in Australia – eight years after the advent of mandatory offshore detention. “The indefinite detention of people, many of whom pose no threat or have not been convicted … Continue reading Australia’s Catholic Bishops call for detainees to be resettled in Australia

Catholic Bishops call for freedom and a home for those detained on Manus and Nauru

On the 8th anniversary of the Australian Parliament legislating mandatory offshore detention for people seeking asylum arriving by boat after 19 July 2013 and barring them from ever settling in Australia, Fr Giorgio Lincini (General Secretary of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands) has called on the Australian Government give … Continue reading Catholic Bishops call for freedom and a home for those detained on Manus and Nauru