Category Archives: Immigration and refugees

Australia

As an aficionado of DOC, someone sent me this article on young Italian immigration, which I’ve celebrated before. Anyway enjoy the vid. It makes you feel grateful to live in such a great place.

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Refugees: a blast from a not so distant past

SENDING ALIENS TO AUSTRALIA. CANBERRA, Tuesday. In the House of Representatives this afternoon Mr. Martens (Lab., Qld.), said that the Government’s acquiescence in Britain’s proposal to send alien internees to Australia for safe custody was causing great alarm to many … Continue reading

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Rough justice for refugees

For some time I have been posting specifically legal articles/posts over at the bloggy part of the Parish McCulloch, Barristers & Solicitors website. I cross-post some of them here at Club Troppo. I have just posted quite a long article … Continue reading

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Trust me, I’m Scott Morrison …

I wrote a post a couple of weeks ago which inter alia condemned the drastic breach of Australia’s fundamental human rights obligations perpetrated by the Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014 (currently being … Continue reading

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A charter city for refugees?

Here is quite a good article seeking to “reframe” the asylum seeker debate. It takes a reasonably moderate, non-hysterical approach. I haven’t written on the subject recently myself, because I have been feeling a little conflicted. On the one hand, … Continue reading

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The Dunera: kicking off an exciting life

An excerpt from the Dunera News. (for those who don’t know, the Dunera was the prison ship on which my father was deported to Australia in 1940 with the Battle of Britain raging around them). The exerpt is an autobiographical … Continue reading

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‘…all the way up through the chain.’

Scott Morrison was on RN Breakfast on Monday 25 November, hosing down the idea that the diplomatic row with Indonesia over past spying on the Indonesian President and his wife might impede Operation Sovereign Borders. That was the day before … Continue reading

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