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Catholic Bishops urge Australian Government to process asylum claims - Media Release Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office.

Catholic Bishops urge Australian Government to process asylum claims - Media Release Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office. … more

More punishment for asylum seekers and refugees - Article by Kerry Murphy

"As a young boat people refugee, I arrived here 36 years ago with nothing but an invisible suitcase filled with dreams, [with] a dream to... … more

'Compassion is the New Radicalism': Indira Naidoo on Australia and Refugees

'Compassion is the New Radicalism': Indira Naidoo on Australia and Refugees Indira Naidoo calls for a new conversation about refugees in... … more

Legacy of childhood trauma costs billions - Australian Medical Association

The diagnosis and treatment of adults suffering the effects of childhood trauma needs to be included in GP training and should be... … more

'I cry all night': the child asylum seekers stranded in Indonesia - Article by Deborah Cassrels for theguardian

'I cry all night': the child asylum seekers stranded in Indonesia With his father taken by the Taliban and his mother missing,... … more

Asylum-seeker children: self-harm 'shockingly high', national inquiry hears - Article by Michael Safi for theguardian

Asylum-seeker children: self-harm 'shockingly high', national inquiry hears Self-harm 'dramatically higher' among children than adults... … more

National Press Club address - Graeme Innes AM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

National Press Club address - Graeme Innes AM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner … more

Interim report released by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse - Media Release from the Attorney General for Australia

Interim report released by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse - Media Release from the Attorney... … more

Addressing violence against women and their children - Prime Minister of Australia Media Release

The Prime Minister of Australia has announced the Second Action Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children. … more

Review of Australia's Welfare System - Interim report released for public and stakeholder comment.

Review of Australia's Welfare System - Interim report released for public and stakeholder comment. … more

Government Funds National Strategy to Target Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

The Australian Government will provide $9.2 million to the National Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Action Plan to address the... … more

Another Step Towards Indigenous Health Equality

Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash has asked for work to begin on developing a plan for implementing the National Aboriginal and... … more

Most ex-prisoners unemployed or homeless six months after release, study says - ABC News

Most ex-prisoners are unemployed or homeless six months after their release, and the results are worse for people with mental illnesses,... … more

Population Growth, Boat Arrivals & Australia's Humanitarian Program - McCrindle Research

Immigration in Australia. Population Growth, Boat Arrivals & Australia's Humanitarian Program … more

No government should impede a doctor's right to care for patients - Nick Talley for The Guardian

The effects of the Australian government's immigration detention policies on refugees' health should outrage us all. I applaud those in... … more

Children in Detention - Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

As of 30 April 2014 there are 2,373 children in Australia's immigration detention facilities or community detention. Of these, 190... … more

Mental health system needs complete overhaul to deliver results: experts - by Sophie Scott and Alison Branley for ABC News

The peak body for the mental health sector has called for "radical reform" of services across the country, saying only significant change... … more

We all bear shame for predator culture - Article by Jack Waterford for The Canberra Times

Dealing with the culture of child abuse … more

Australians living longer but suffering more chronic diseases: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare - ABC News

Australians are living longer but lifestyle-related chronic diseases are taking an increasing toll, according to the latest report on the... … more

Crowded housing market gives youth little chance for independence - Shelley Mallett for The Conversation

With a generation at risk of being locked out of the housing market and a significant minority of these falling through the gaps of the... … more

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