A Syrian Young Man Asks Bombs or Books?

This is a TEDx talk by Hasan Al- Akraa.  He saw fire balls flying over his house hitting the village next to us he says.  He indicates they realised they were bombs.  He tries to make people imagine how you would feel if bombs flying over your head.  He speaks… Continue reading

GetUp! for ‘No Business in Abuse’ Campaign

This video overviews how multinational operate in building support for their objectives in respect of refugee detention.  I noted the ‘ethical’ aspect to disarm critique or inquiries into activities.

GetUp! is an activist organisation in Australia who are getting up and speaking up about the abuses that are going on at the public’s expense.… Continue reading

1951 Refugee Convention

This is important to understand – the rights of Refugees which governments summarily ignore.  We have to remind them of the essential equality of our world family.  They could be me. One day they may be.


The 1951 Refugee Convention – Q & A


The Convention’s History


The process of… Continue reading

Private Contractors at Australian Refugee Processing Centres



The Australian government contracts a range of private companies to run detention centres in Australia, and asylum seeker regional processing centres on Manus Island and Nauru.

In recent years these companies have been the subject of numerous allegations of misconduct… Continue reading

Australia Contravened UN Convention on Torture

The Australian Government has to be answerable to torture and inhumane treatment of refugees.  The question is why?  Ananswer that comes to me is that they believe it dissuades others from coming.  It doesn’t.  They are desperate and will continue to come.  The key is to work out how to… Continue reading

Is Immigration Detention a Secret Policing without Oversight?

This is still the case in 2018 as I was  briefed recently by a citizen who worked at Manus Island and had direct contact with refugees. She reported the abuse in these remote sites where they get away with abuses and refugees are still taking their lives.  Some of the immigration detention officers… Continue reading

Mohandas Gandhi

“Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.”