Australia's deportation agreement with Afghanistan: “History demonstrates cause for grave concern”

Edmund Rice Centre director, Phil Glendenning, has expressed grave concern at Australia's signing of an agreement that will allow for the deportation from Australia of Afghan asylum-seekers back into situations of danger.

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Opinion Piece: Back to the Danger Zone

This opinion piece prepared by Edmund Rice Centre Director, Phil Glendenning, expresses grave concern at Australia's signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Afghanistan, and highlights up to date evidence that demonstrates that the security situation for civilians is deteriorating rather than improving.

The time has not yet come for Australia to be signing an MoU with Afghanistan to permit the involuntary repatriation of unsuccessful asylum-seekers including children:


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UN Climate Summit: Urgent action needed for 'climate vulnerable'

Edmund Rice Centre director, Phil Glendenning today called for the international community to take urgent action to support those nations most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

Speaking on his departure from Sydney to attend this month's UN climate change summit in Cancun, Mexico, Mr Glendenning gave voice to the needs of low-lying communities who are already dealing with the impacts of climate change.

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