Which country is best equipped to accomodate refugees - Australia, Nauru or PNG?
Australia is well positioned to accept and accommodate refugees from the processing centres in Nauru and on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea (PNG). However, accomodating such a large number of people in either Nauru or PNG presents insurmountable challenges.Read more
Release of “Nauru Files” is further evidence that offshore detention is unsustainable – we need a better way
Following the release by The Guardian of over 2,000 documents outlining reports of abuse, neglect and self-harm on Nauru, the Edmund Rice Centre is calling for a bipartisan response to resolve the crisis in Australia’s offshore detention system.Read more
Poisoning the heart of our home - dumping the world's nuclear waste
Our planet is deeply burdened as it harbours 390,000 tonnes of high level nuclear waste produced by nuclear reactors and weapons programs over the past 70 years. Spent nuclear fuel, one of the most dangerous materials on earth, is stored underwater in numerous cooling ponds throughout the world.