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Tom McDonough CP; Fr Peter Smith, Behrouz Boochani, Bishop Vincent Long van Nguyen OFM Conv; and Mary-Clare Holland OP.
National

CRA urges Government to retain Medevac Bill

Seven leaders from the Catholic community in Australia formed a delegation with the Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA) to travel to Papua New Guinea (PNG) recently, to see firsthand the situation of people seeking asylum/refugee status and understand their experience, so that when they returned to Australia, they could advocate for them further.

Opinion

Global compact a missed opportunity for Australia

The Global Compact on Migration (GCM) might not have been on everyone’s summer reading list. However, it is a history-making document of immense importance in our globalised world, where the movement of people has reached unprecedented proportions. It is touted as the first ever global instrument to coordinate the governance of international migration.

Opinion

Drownings prompt deeper despair

The tragic drowning of 17-year-old Arash Yari at Parsons Beach on the South Coast of SA highlighted once again the need for migrants and refugees to be educated about the dangers of the sea and the importance of learning how to swim.

News

Time to find home for refugees and asylum seekers: ACBC

As Australians prepare to celebrate Christmas, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has implored politicians around the country to end the “intolerable situation” for refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island.