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Entries Tagged as 'Immigration & Refugees'

Migrants and refugees in perspective

November 16th, 2009 · No Comments · Posts

In light of the hysteria brewing again over Australia’s policies towards refugees and migrants, it’s important to keep in perspective our significant role as a country of immigration, and our extremely modest role as a safe haven for refugees.  These two maps (from Worldmapper) depict migrant and refugee numbers as the area (larger = more) [...]

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Kevin Andrews, Anna Bligh, and responsible discourse

October 7th, 2007 · No Comments · Posts

I don’t think for one second that Kevin Andrews is a racist. I think he’s irresponsible, because his careless remarks will not help the integration of current Sudanese refugees (part of his portfolio), he’s insensitive to the effect of his statements, and he shows questionable judgement to make poorly substantiated characterisations of groups when he [...]

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