Tag: refugees

Between detention and neighbourliness in Darwin’s shadowlands

Australia’s policy of indefinite detention has been recognised by the UN as a form of torture. We are adding irreversible psychological trauma to already highly fragile lives.

Vertigo: Images of the turmoil of seeking asylum in Persian miniatures

a sensation of whirling and loss of balance, associated particularly with looking down from a great height, or caused by the hard life experienced by precarious asylum seekers; giddiness.

Refugees and Australia’s double standards on COVID-19

Why has the Australian government failed to apply the principles and standards of health protection that are upheld in the wider community to places of detention?

Dutton’s Priority Refugees, by Jeremy Baskin

Civilisation, white farmers and being a South African Australian today

Power Unconstrained, by Spencer Zifcak

The federal government attacks its watchers

The National Cruelty, by Russell Marks

How to understand our attitude to refugees and detention regimes

Migrant Justice in Settler-Colonial Australia, by Sam Levnad

How can we work towards refugee and asylum-seeker rights while acknowledging Aboriginal sovereignty?

Ai Weiwei and the Superficial Politics of Victimhood

12 Feb 2016

The image of Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei lying prostrate on a stony beach in Greece, recreating the now iconic photo of drowned Syrian infant Alan Kurdi, has predictably gone viral and generated fierce argument about the role of art and politics. The problem with an image of this sort is that its meaning is endlessly debatable.

Garage Lecture #1: Transit and Establishment


February 7, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Arena Project Space, Fitzroy, VIC, 3065
Garage Lectures presents the first lecture in a series of six for 2016 on forced migration, with critical focus on refugees and asylum seekers. Soups, drinks and all round discussion await you.

Generosity and Barbarism within the Empire of Affect, by Simon Cooper

Displaced compassion in the refugee crisis

Genocide in Myanmar? by Grazyna Zajdow

The plight of the Rohingya

Malice in Wonderland, by Desmond Manderson

The Abbott government and the erosion of the rule of law