Eureka Street is a publication from the Australian Jesuits, reflecting on current affairs across the globe. They provide regular pieces on the asylum seeker issue, which can be read by clicking on the below links:

Labor and the Coalition’s cruel credentials

Crying chairs’ cold comfort for regugees (written after Lyn’s own experience donating furniture to asylum seekers via the BASP.)

The public, the church and asylum seekers – A transcript of the 43rd Barry Marshal lecture, given by Frank Brennan.

The Conversation website provides a large amount of analysis about the government’s response to boat arriving asylum seekers. Some particularly good articles can be read by clicking on the below links:

Fact Check – are newly-arrived asylum seekers paid more than pensioners?

Groundhog Day – why the asylum problem is like the drug problem

Asylum Solutions: temporary visas with a difference

Fact Check – can children under seven be sent to Manus Island?

Government appears to scrap ban on sending young children to Manus Island

Nick Olle at the Global Mail has written a feature piece about unaccompanied teenagers and young adults being detained by Australia. Click here to read his insights.

The cartoon below is from First Dog On The Moon. Crikey’s resident cartoonist won last year’s Walkley Award with “Drowning”, which you can also view by clicking here to go to his site.


And other articles from varying publications that we recommend:

Attentiveness and Indifference. Inside Story’s analysis of Australia’s response to refugees.

“I am Hazara”. Some insights into the dangers faced by the Hazaras from Pakistani news site ttp://

BASP – Confusion and Contradiction on Asylum Seekers in the Community – John Menadue 19/03/13

Understanding Refugees Infodoc bw – UNHCR April 2013

Just In Time April 2013 bw – CLRI (NSW) Social Justice Committee