Round 42 in the never ending war against ratbaggery brings us to the argument of what drives asylum seeker numbers – push factors vs. pull factors. Proponents of the push factor view claim that the numbers of people attempting to enter Australia to seek refugee status – including those that arrive by boat – are primarily driven by events outside of Australia’s […]
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Andrew Dutney The Uniting Church in Australia (UCA) is deeply disappointed at the recommendations of the Houston Panel on Asylum Seekers. And we are dismayed by the enthusiasm with which the Parliament has passed legislation which will see Australia close its doors to asylum seekers arriving by boat. UnitingJustice, the national justice policy and advocacy unit of […]
Using UNHCR data, this interactive explains where Australia’s refugees come from and where we rank among major developed countries for asylum applications… http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1672474/Multimedia:-Asylum-seeker-facts
Sparked is championing the idea of “microvolunteering’ where nonprofit organisations ask people to complete small tasks online by creating “challenges.” Volunteers like myself then get the chance to participate in the challenges that match my skills and the type of causes I support. Read Ben Teoh’s take on Sparked »
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