Some Helpful Resources:
Refugees and Asylum Seekers, A statement from The Australian Catholic Bishops' conference, 26th March 2002.
Alderson, Brian & Foreman, Michael, The Arabian Nights.
Courlander, H., Ride with the sun: An anthology of folk tales and stories from the United Nations. NY: Whittlesey House, 1955.
Davies W & Dal Bosco, Andrea, Tales from a suitcase – the Afghan experience.
Dorson, R M Ed., Folktales told around the world.
Goode, Katherine, Child Asylum Seekers living in limbo. SA: Action for Children, 2002.
Goode, Katherine, Jumping to Heaven. Kent Town:
Latifa, My Forbidden Face.
Makler, Irris, Our Woman In
Mann, Tom, Desert Sorrow.
Sallis, Eva, & Millar H., Ed., Winning essays and stories 2002. Australians Against Racism, 2002.
Sallis, Eva, Ed., Dark Dreams. In Press.
Scott, Sally, The Magic Horse.
Zoya with Follain, John & Cristofani, Rita, Zoya's Story.
There are some confronting images in Artlink, Vol 23 no1, 2003.
There are images of artwork of children held in detention centres at: Justice for Refugees, phone no: 08 8226 4111.
Some news articles:
Ashford, Karen, 'Seeking trust in asylum'. The Adelaide Review, Nov 2003, p3.
Atkinson, J., & van Santen, J., 'A voice of Hope for refugee students.' The Southern Cross, March 2003, p3.
Clarke, C., 'Art reflects horror of life behind wire.' The Sunday Mail, Feb 2, 2003, p21.
Clarke, craig, 'Our youngest detainee.' The Sunday Mail, Nov 9, 2003, p13
Clarke, Daniel, 'Go fly a kite – it's a learning thrill.' The Advertiser, Jan 27, 2004, p36.
Cooney, Daniel, 'Plea for actin to ease Afghan women's agony.' The Advertiser, Oct 11, 2003, p62.
Devlin, R., 'The silent taxi driver.' The Advertiser, 17th Nov 2001, p10.
Hurrell, Bronwyn, 'Playing for SA, the Afghan refugee boy.' The Advertiser, 19th April, 2003, p1.
Moscaritolo M., & Lato, D., 'Freedom at last for family.' The Advertiser, August 16, 2003, p14.
Rebane, Lea, 'The worst year of my life'. The Bunyip, July 2, 2003, p10.
Stylianou, A., Lato, D., & Treccasi, L., 'The third wave.' The Advertiser, Sept 2, 2003, p9
Vanstone Amanda, 'Detention plays a significant role in the integrity of our borders.' The Sunday Mail, Nov 16, 2003, p79
More on Refugees:
(Please note that it is highly recommended that ALL TPV's use the services of Legal Aid or a well recognized Migration Agent when completing forms for DIMIA)
'From Nothing to Zero” is a NEW publication launched recently by Malcolm Fraser. It is a collection of edited extracts from letters written by asylum seekers in our detention centres to members of the Australian public as part of the 'Spare Rooms for Refugees' campaign, organized by Julian Burnside QC. All profits from the sale of this book will be donated to the Refugee and Immigration Legal Centre and the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre in
A Just Australia has begun a new online publication called “AustHumanRightsNews – Australian Human Rights Newsletter. If you wish to access it go to www.ajustaustralia.com and look for “Online Forums”. Click on the blue button marked 'AustHumanRightsNews' For more information, comments, queries contact Maqsood Alshams on (02) 9310 3900 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax (02) 9310 3906
Important new Resource: Guide for working with Refugees. Safe Places is a two-part kit with information, stories, ideas and support for those who work with young people of refugee background. It contains a video, and a publication which is the result of interviews with young people, youth workers, teachers, policy makers etc. Well worth investigating! For details or to purchase ($30.00 plus GST), contact Youth Arts Queensland, (07) 3252 5115, or at email@example.com
For those who want more INFORMATION ABOUT REFUGEE ISSUES, perhaps it is time you held a meeting for people like you. Contact Denis Voight of the SA Council of Churches, 8221 6633, Amnesty International, 8221 5979, or Farhad Noori at the Australian Refugee Association, 8354 2951, for a speaker!
Check out the website www.autonomous.org/refugee - it mainly focuses on how to write to and visit people in Baxter. It also has a good links section.
An interesting website in the
A number of “Circle of Friends” groups have been established in
Or David Winderlich at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Otherway Centre,
C/o the Bellingen Rural Australians for Refugees, email@example.com , attention Walter.
For those interested in writing to those in the Baxter Detention Centre, please contact Rural Australians for Refugees in Pt Augusta. Phone 0421 983 595 or at RAR_portaugusta@gulfviews.com or contact Jenny Bourne at firstname.lastname@example.org
For those wishing to make contact (write/visit) to those in Baxter, you can also contact Bernadette at Rural Australians for Refugees in Port Pirie, at email@example.com.
Useful contacts for information:
Australian Refugee Association: www.ausref.net
Refugee Council of
Rights Campaign for Asylum Seekers: www.showmercy.info tel Stephanie O'Connell 0411 752 655, or Liz Potter, 0411 427 651
Australians for Just Refugee Programs: www.justrefugeeprograms.com.au
Amnesty International: www.amnesty.org.au/refugees
Human Rights Council: www.hrca.org.au
Archived and updated news on Refugees: www.sa.refugees.org.au
Australians Against Racism: www.australiansagainstracism.org
Centre for Refugee Research at the
The Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education: www.erc.org.au
South Australians for Justice for Refugees – at firstname.lastname@example.org or c/o 8226 4111.
Refugee Action: www.refugeeaction.org