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​Pope Francis has appealed to the whole international community to develop new legal and secure forms of migration

​Pope Francis has appealed to the whole international community to develop new legal and secure forms of migration … more

Asylum seeker children held in residential detention to be released into community - Emma Griffiths for ABC News

Asylum seeker children held in residential detention to be released into community - Emma Griffiths for ABC News … more

Catholic Church calls for national child abuse redress scheme built on fairness, generosity and compassion

A submission from the Catholic Church's Truth Justice and Healing Council to the child abuse Royal Commission has called for a mandatory... … more

Aggressive parenting and teaching is turning children into 'schoolyard bullies' - Amy McNeilage for the Sydney Morning Herald

Aggressive parenting and teaching is turning children into schoolyard bullies, a parenting researcher will warn a national bullying... … more

Medicare stitch-up for poor and aged - Shane Wright and Andrew Tillett The West Australian

Medical and community groups fear the $7 fee will stop people with the biggest health concerns seeing a doctor. … more

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, 9 August 2014 - UN Secretary-General's Message for 2014

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, 9 August 2014 - UN Secretary-General's Message for 2014 … more

More Australian humanitarian assistance for Gaza - Media Release The Hon Julie Bishop MP

The Australian Government will provide a further $10 million in urgent humanitarian assistance for Gaza. The assistance will be delivered... … more

More staff provide primary health-care services to Indigenous Australians

More staff provide primary health-care services to Indigenous Australians - New report from AIHW … more

NHMRC unveils plan for $200m dementia boost

The National Health and Medical Research Council has today announced the first steps in its delivery of the Australian Government's $200... … more

Wait for the dole for 113,000 under-30s will have 'deeply disturbing' effect - Oliver Milman for theguardian

More than 100,000 young people will have to wait six months for unemployment benefits under the government's proposed budget measure,... … more

Three year olds experience bullying: new Australian study - The World Today Interview

Three year olds experience bullying: new Australian study - The World Today Interview … more

Tackling homelessness will cut crime, WA Chief Justice Wayne Martin says - ABC News

Western Australia's top judicial officer has called for more money to be spent on programs aimed at reducing homelessness and its causes... … more

Centrecare is signatory to a call to release children from detention

We'll take families out of detention, West Australians offer … more

You are invited to celebrate 2014 SNAICC National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day

You are invited to celebrate 2014 SNAICC National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day - Sunday 10 August at Whiteman Park … more

Tamil asylum seekers: 80% reported showing signs of torture and trauma - by Oliver Laughland for theguardian

At least 80% of the 157 Tamil asylum seekers held at Curtin detention centre after nearly a month at sea have shown signs of having... … more

Detained children's mental health problems covered up, inquiry told - by Oliver Laughland for theguardian

Inquiry into children in detention also hears that asylum seekers' medications were seized and destroyed on arrival … more

Inquiry hears Immigration Department pressured doctors to withdraw report showing alarming rates of mental health issues among children in detention - by Sarah Whyte for The Age

Inquiry hears Immigration Department pressured doctors to withdraw report showing alarming rates of mental health issues among children... … more

Protecting the Lonely Children - report released July 2014 by the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce

Recommendations to the Australian Government and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child with respect to unaccompanied children who... … more

Refugee Council of Australia calls for Independent guardian needed to protect interests of child asylum seekers

The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) has welcomed the release of a new report from the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce that... … more

Government treatment of asylum seeker children is 'state-sanctioned child abuse', says Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce - by Emily Bourke for ABC News

Church leaders have described the Federal Government's treatment of unaccompanied children seeking asylum as "state-sanctioned child abuse". … more

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