Circle of Silence, September 2017
The Standard – 4 September 2015
A STRONG sense of injustice has motivated Warrnambool district pupils to protest a different type of detention than is typically talked about at school.
About 140 pupils from St John’s and St Pius X primary schools made 215 silhouettes to represent the refugee children held in government detention centres.
Students placed the cut-outs at the church grounds and St John’s entrance to visually highlight the plight of the children and families.
St John’s pupil Libby Gass, 11, said it was unfair to keep children locked up.
- Catholic Primary School response to 101st World Day of Migrants & Refugees
- The impressive work of Teacher Adele Webster!
The Standard – 3 August 2015
More than 20 medicos gathered outside Warrnambool Base Hospital on Friday afternoon to voice their concerns over the newly-legislated Border Force Act.
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The Standard – 1 August, 2015
ASYLUM seekers should be resettled in rural areas to boost regional economies, speakers at a Warrnambool forum say.
It was just one of the ideas put forward at the Warrnambool Talking forum this week.
The forum attracted about 25 people to debate the nation’s asylum seeker policies and ways they could be improved.
Organiser Geoff Barker said both major parties’ asylum seeker policies were driven by the perception that voters supported a tough stance on the issue.
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Above: Refugee advocates from Love Makes a Way and Rural Australians for Refugees draw attention to the plight of children in detention outside Warrnambool’s Fun4Kids Festival on Friday. Picture: ANGELA MILNE
REFUGEE advocates are using Warrnambool’s Fun4Kids Festival to shine a light on children in detention.
Love Makes a Way and Warrnambool’s Rural Australians for Refugees representatives have been at the festival each day and staged a larger protest on Friday to raise awareness of the issue.
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Here are just a few examples of Warrnambool RAR in action –
- Last year refugees enjoyed an Aussie summer holiday thanks to Warrnambool families.
- Six days of sanctuary for refugees
- Well removed from the razor wire of Christmas Island and enjoying a cricket match at Wangoom.
- South-west churches present asylum seeker petition to MP Dan Tehan.
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