Beyond The Walls By Brad Chilcott (via Mark Conner’s blog)

Beyond the Walls by Brad Chilcott Who would’ve thought that one photo could cause so much trouble? It wasn’t the first time I’d been criticized for my friendship and solidarity with the Muslim community, in fact I’d had some threats of violence when I spoke up about Halal certification but this one took it another … Continue reading Beyond The Walls By Brad Chilcott (via Mark Conner’s blog)

Life and Death – Our Choice?

Been thinking about 'death' since ANZAC Day and the discussion that took place around some of my posts and links on Facebook. Not only that, Scott McKintyre (Sports commentator) was sacked from SBS for making 'insensitive comments' around ANZAC Day and death on Twitter. Then, just days after ANZAC Day, two Aussies and their mates … Continue reading Life and Death – Our Choice?

How Does Our Government’s Treatment Of Asylum Seekers Stand up in Court?

Here are some challenges to Dept Of Immigration and Border Protection in court from Human Rights Commission...food for thought! TITLE: Delegate of the President reports on Charlie v Commonwealth of Australia (Department of Immigration and Border Protection) [2014] AusHRC 90 | Australian Human Rights Commission PORTFOLIO: Attorney-General's URL: http://www.humanrights.gov.au/news/media-releases/delegate-president-reports-charlie-v-commonwealth-australia-department SNIPPET: A delegate of the President … Continue reading How Does Our Government’s Treatment Of Asylum Seekers Stand up in Court?

Peacemakers

Another great word from David Timms “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God." ~ Matthew 5:9 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Peacemakers Violence confuses us. We fear it and we embrace it. It horrifies us and it entertains us.  On the one hand, the thought of a violent home invasion scares the daylights out … Continue reading Peacemakers

No Debt

fter four years in immigration detention, Masoud was granted a temporary visa. Then he was hit with a $264,000 bill for his "accommodation" in Baxter Detention Centre. There are hundreds more like him - experiencing unimaginable trauma only to then be slugged with an enormous bill for the privilege. Thanks to the efforts of caring … Continue reading No Debt