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“We are just waiting. We are always waiting”

“We are just waiting. We are always waiting”

Will ending Melbourne’s lockdown trigger more of the refugee evictions initiated by the federal government? A crisis is hovering behind the scenes of Victoria’s much-anticipated release from pandemic lockdown. In suburbs around Melbourne, the longed-for announcement...

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BASP Trivia Night Friday 9 October

BASP Trivia Night Friday 9 October

The St Mary’s BASP Trivia Night is on again this year but it’s online of course! The Trivia Night has been a fun community occasion for many years. COVID restrictions mean we can’t gather in the usual way, so this year will be online for the first time. We can still...

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Island of the Hungry Ghosts Friday 9 October

Island of the Hungry Ghosts Friday 9 October

Island of the Hungry Ghosts is an evocative film set on Christmas Island in 2018. The film is topical as the Australian government is reopening the Christmas Island Detention Centre and is sending people there from mainland immigration detention centres. Film Night...

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Migrant and Refugee Sunday 27th September 2020

Migrant and Refugee Sunday 27th September 2020

Recently a man (we will call him Reza) was released from Yongah Hill Immigration Detention Centre north of Perth.  He had been detained for two years because he was accused of something which was later proven not to be true.  Then he continued to be detained...

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