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  • Heather Moore, National Policy and Advocacy Coordinator for The Salvation Army’s Freedom Partnership to End Modern Slavery One of the greatest challenges an advocate can face is getting people to care about a problem they can’t see. Human trafficking presents such a challenge. Victims are hidden behind closed doors and in plain sight. They experience ... Read more
  • Dinar Tyas, Case worker at InTouch Multicultural Centre against Family Violence InTouch, the Multicultural Centre against Family Violence (InTouch) is a statewide service which provides services, programs and responses to issues of family violence in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities. By acknowledging the rights and diverse experiences of our clients, we develop and implement ... Read more
  • Vision First, Hong Kong Vision First strives to resist humanitarian expediency and the violence of certain government policy by advocating for the rights of asylum seekers and refugees in Hong Kong, hereafter called refugees. At the same time it engages the Hong Kong public and state actors about the consequences of denying refugees legal status and ... Read more
  • This news story is via GetUp! one of Australia’s largest campaigning communities, with a membership of over 1,000,000 people. GetUp! is an independent, grassroots, community advocacy organisation that seeks to build a more progressive Australia and hold politicians to account. GetUp! has been at the forefront of the #LetThemStay campaign against the deportation of  267 asylum seekers ... Read more
  • ****Limited time only, 30% OFF  purchase of Fluid Security in the Asia-Pacific: Transnational crime, crime control and security with this flyer.*** We are pleased to announce the publication of Fluid Security in the Asia-Pacific: Transnational crime, crime control and security (Palgrave Macmillan 2016) authored by our Fluid Security project team, Claudia Tazreiter, Leanne Weber, Sharon Pickering, Marie Segrave ... Read more
  • While babies are threatened with being removed from their hospital beds and sent to Nauru the government continues to argue that mandatory offshore detention is necessary in order to save lives at sea. In an article entitled ‘How To Overcome The Major Argument Behind Australia’s Refugee Policies’ published in New Matilda BOb’s Associate Professor Leanne ... Read more

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