Tag Archive for ‘Asylum seekers’

School Holiday Highlights (and lowlights)

School holidays are not a great time for serious research or brain re-booting. As a result Megoracle has little to offer in the way of in-depth context reportage (I like reportage more than reporting, seems more important, like personage as opposed to person. When I grow up I want to be a personage). What a friend of mine observed about these holidays as they draw to a close is that […]

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Catch Up On: 2013 Headliners

So I’ve engaged in a fair bit of naval gazing lately and I’ve realised its very easy to get fixated on all the lint in there. I really need to have a good look at what’s going on Elsewhere. The stories of now, 2013 (crikey that crept op on us didn’t it). So on with it, quick smart, in brief, what’s going on in the world, ready set go… What […]

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Catch up On: THE ASYLUM SEEKER TRAGEDY

Julia Gillard’s Malaysia solution bill was passed in the lower house yesterday and is the subject of a highly emotional debate in the upper house of parliament today. This in response to ┬áthe death of 94 boat people on their way from Indonesia to Australia in the last week. I have written a full background to this previously so you can get the dummies guide here, but I have a […]

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Take a Stance on: Asylum Seekers (by request)

October 2012 Update… It’s now two months since the Manus Island / Nauru solution was reinvented (see August update at the bottom of this post) and 3421 people have floated on over in 56 boats, including a record 2295 people seeking asylum last month. A total of 10,528 have arrived in Australia since January. It has been reported that numbers from Pakistan have decreased, while numbers of Iranians have remained […]

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