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Bishops call for release of detainees

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.

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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.

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Prayers for Nauru children and adults

Christians gathered in Mary MacKillop Plaza on November 2 for an ecumenical prayer vigil to encourage the Australian Government to release refugee children being held within the Nauru Regional Processing Centre.


Emergency fund established

An emergency fund has been established to support about 20 asylum seekers in Adelaide who have had most of their government assistance taken away under new visa conditions.