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Townsville Refugee Advocates meet with Federal MP Cathy O’Toole

On Wednesday 16 November, a delegation from local refugee advocacy organisations met with Cathy O’Toole, the member for the Townsville-based Federal electorate of Herbert. The group was made up of Meg Davis from Townsville Multicultural Support Group (TMSG), Dinithi Dissanayake … Continue reading

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Changing the conversation around Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Last week, Kon Karapanagiotidas presented the 2016 Human Rights lecture at James Cook University on the topic “How to champion human rights from a values based model of action and engagement”. In his address, Kon assured us that all the … Continue reading

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No place for a “fair go” in Abbott’s Australia

There were many powerful speeches at the March Australia event held in Townsville on Sunday 31 August and one particularly stood out for me. ‘J’ was introduced by the MC as “as ordinary citizen”. He told us he was a … Continue reading

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