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Manus – The Purgatory Made in Australia

Thursday, January 18, 2018

In terms of physical suffering, fear and desperation, there was no comparison. But if Cox’s Bazar brought to mind the gates of hell, then Manus was a purgatory – made in Australia.

Why the Manus Asylum Seekers Should be Brought to Australia

Friday, July 21, 2017

After four grim years it’s time to resettle asylum seekers stranded on Manus and Nauru here in Australia. The situation is sliding into chaos at the Manus Detention Centre, as water and power is cut off building by building, leaving people without access to phones or toilets.

Turnbull Government must seal the deal on asylum seekers

Thursday, February 2, 2017

World Vision Australia chief advocate Tim Costello has urged the Australian Government to seal the deal on asylum-seekers on Manus Island and Nauru with new US President Donald Trump – and also reveal its plans for asylum seekers not accepted by the US.

Looking The Other Way Is No Longer An Option

Monday, September 19, 2016

"You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know." -- William Wilberforce, to the English parliament, 1789. Wilberforce was speaking of slavery in his dogged pursuit of abolition, but more than two centuries later, we are no strangers to looking the other way when it suits us, as it often does.

Refugee detention unworthy of Australia: Tim Costello

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

World Vision Australia chief executive Tim Costello has called on the Australian Government to immediately find a just and humane solution to the issue of refugees being held in indefinite detention on Nauru and Manus Island.

Stop detention of children: World Vision

Thursday, February 12, 2015

World Vision Australia chief executive, Tim Costello said Australia needs to find ‘a better way’ for dealing with children in families seeking asylum in Australia.

Australia's humanity is the casualty of repugnant asylum politics

Friday, August 16, 2013

The Australian philosopher Peter Singer asks students to consider whether a person wearing new shoes and a suit has a responsibility to wade into a nearby pond, thus ruining their clothes, if they see a child in that pond having difficulty swimming.

Australia's view on global refugee problem is 'distorted', say Tim Costello

Friday, July 19, 2013

The deaths of yet more asylum seekers off the coast of Christmas Island this week are a troubling reminder of the refugee issue in Australia. Our political leaders are caught in a lose-lose debate on this issue and having just returned from the Middle East, it has never been so clear to me that we must confront our place in this complex global problem with fresh eyes.

Sending asylum seekers to East Timor raises many questions

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Australia’s largest aid agency today urged the Australian Government to immediately provide details on its plan to establish a regional processing centre for asylum seekers in East Timor.

Australia Can Have Stronger Borders and a Bigger Heart

Saturday, June 19, 2010

The politics of asylum seekers is both deflating and confounding. Little wonder, Immigration Minister, Chris Evans, in an unguarded moment, reflected on his frustrations over the issue which he said ‘was killing the government’.