keywords: Sri Lanka

  • INTERNATIONAL

    Christmas Island lesser of two evils, but not good

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 25 October 2007
    1 Comment

    Compared to that on Nauru, the Christmas Island detention facility might seem to be surrounded by calm seas. But it is exposed by distance, and if a storm of government hostility to asylum seekers blows again, the processes of determining claims there appear to leave asylum seekers dangerously exposed.

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  • RELIGION

    The impact of leaky asylum boats on the Federal Election

    • Frank Brennan
    • 19 September 2007
    4 Comments

    The Howard Government must be given credit for increasing the size of our migration program, including the refugee and humanitarian component. But the deliberations of civil society should provide a fair go for all refugees, including those who arrive by boat without a visa.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Refugee policy still broken after Rau scandal fix

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 27 June 2007
    3 Comments

    Australia's treatment of refugees has been out of the headlines for some months, perhaps due to changes in the Department after the Cornelia Rau scandal. But despite some improvements, Australian refugee policy remains destructive.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Asylum seeker swap a puzzling policy decision

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 05 June 2007
    6 Comments

    The fate of those who are found not to be refugees, and of those refugees who are not accepted by the United States, will remain one of torment.

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  • CONTRIBUTORS

    Ben Coghlan

    • Ben Coghlan
    • 17 May 2007

    Dr Coghlan is a specialist in applied epidemiology and is currently based at the Burnet Institute in Melbourne. He has been involved extensively in public health work in developing countries, and has worked for a range of organisations including Medecins Sans Frontieres, the International Rescue Committee, and the Australian Red Cross.

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  • CONTRIBUTORS

    Hector Welgampola

    • Hector Welgampola
    • 17 May 2007

    Former chief editor of Sri Lanka's Catholic weeklies, Messenger and Gnanartha Pradeepaya. He was Executive Editor of the Hong Kong-based regional Asian Catholic publications UCA News and Asia Focus, before retiring to Brisbane.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Human Rights Act would have protected Catholics in Ireland

    • Susan Ryan
    • 04 April 2007
    4 Comments

    If you look closely at the laws in Ireland 200 years ago, you will see that they denied to Irish Catholics all the civil and political, economic, social and cultural rights we aim to protect under the proposed Australian Human Rights Act.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Pacific Solution sends wrong moral message

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 02 April 2007
    4 Comments

    Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews justified his decision send the 83 Sri Lankan asylum seekers to Nauru, on the grounds that it was necessary to send a message to other would-be illegal immigrants. It is like a teacher beginning class by beating a couple of boys at random in order to discourage others from playing up.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The quality of asylum seeker processing

    • David Corlett
    • 02 April 2007
    4 Comments

    What matters is not where the 83 Sri Lankan asylum seekers will be processed – Christmas Island or Nauru – but the nature of their reception and processing.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Jaffna heading towards "silent death"

    • Eureka Street Staff
    • 27 February 2007

    A group of priests in Sri Lanka has written to let the outside world know about the "isolated, unknown and silent death" of many people on the Jaffna Peninsula

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Warne's world of Hollywood and the modern Ashes

    • Binoy Kampmark
    • 22 January 2007
    3 Comments

    Whatever criticisms have been levelled against Warnie, he is seen as the reviver of cricket. For better or worse, he brought cricket up-to-speed with other sports, in terms of quality, and scandal. Whatever criticisms have been levelled against Warnie, Australians remain loyal to his superiority. Warne is seen as the reviver of cricket, bringing slow bowling back from the desert.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Monster-making mutes purposeful alarm

    • Michael Mullins & James Massola
    • 04 September 2006
    1 Comment

    Last week, 'Jihad' Jack Thomas was recalled from a beach holiday with his family after he had a control order placed on him. Our capacity to respond to alarm is diminished by the media's manufacturing of monsters to sell papers and compete for ratings and website hits.

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