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Australian churches unite to help millions fleeing

More than 1000 churches spanning 15 denominations across Australia have come together to stand-up to injustice and respond to the urgent needs of men, women and children who are fleeing conflict and disaster worldwide in an initiative that runs to December 28.

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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.