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Post Event- Public Forum: ‘Israel/Palestine and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Campaign’

On 26 August 2014, the Centre for Human Rights Education, Friends of Palestine WA and Students for Palestine hosted a public forum ‘Israel/Palestine and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Campaign’. The forum brought together Prof Stuart Rees, Ms Sameeha Elwan and Dr Sue Hoffman who shared their perspectives on the BDS campaign and the prospects […]

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Motion to Oppose Offshore Processing – Australian Labor Party Caucus

On May 27 2014, the Australian Labor Party caucus will vote on a motion, moved by MP Melissa Parke and seconded by Anna Burke, to oppose offshore processing of asylum seekers on humanitarian grounds. Lisa Hartley and Caroline Fleay have sent a letter to every federal Labor Party MP and Senator urging them to support […]

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An open letter to Prime Minister Tony Abbott from members of Australia’s academic community

Over 500 academics from over 30 universities throughout Australia have signed a letter to the Prime Minister calling for the immediate closure of the detention centres on Manus Island and in Nauru, including staff from the Centre for Human Rights Education. The letter was instigated by Philomena Murray from the School of Social and Political […]

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Letter concerning family visa processing being stopped for refugees who arrived by boat

In December 2013, the Minister for Immigration issued Direction 62 which means that any family visa application already submitted to the Department of Immigration by a person who arrived by boat and was then found to be a refugee, will now be placed to the bottom of the processing pile. This effectively stops these family […]

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Motion to disallow Temporary Protection Visas regulation

On 18 October 2013 new laws re-introducing Temporary Protection Visas came into effect.  The Federal Parliament now has the opportunity to disallow these laws.  The Centre for Human Rights Education has prepared a paper explaining these new laws and the negative impacts that they will have upon visa holders.  The paper has been forwarded to […]

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Letter to the WA Attorney-General

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny has written to the WA Attorney-General, Michael Mischin, to express her concern about proposals in the 2014/2015 WA State Budget as they will impact upon the Law Reform Commission of Western Australia. Mary Anne was a member of the Commission from 2005-2012 and the Chair of the Commission for 3 […]

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Open Letter from Academics about Asylum Seeker Solutions

Dr Caroline Fleay and Dr Lisa Hartley of the Centre for Human Rights Education have assisted Associate Professor Anne Pedersen of Murdoch University compile an open letter that has been sent to many Members of Parliament regarding solutions for asylum seekers. Over 200 academics who specialise in research in the refugee and asylum seeker area […]

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Centre staff alert MPs to conditions in the Curtin Immigration Detention Centre

Caroline Fleay and Linda Briskman have recently returned from another visit to the Curtin Immigration Detention Centre. Shocked to see the deterioration in mental health of many of the men they had seen on previous visits, they hold grave concerns particularly for those who have now been in detention for more than one year. In an effort to […]

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Visiting Members of Parliament about the Treatment of Asylum Seekers

A new lobbying project was launched at the Centre for Human Rights Education’s recent event ‘Australia’s Detention Values: Rhetoric or Reality?’ in March 2011. If you are concerned about the treatment of asylum seekers, particularly in relation to mandatory detention, you might like to visit your local federal Member of Parliament to tell them about […]

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