Patrick Dodson to lead important Australian delegation to Kiribati

The Edmund Rice Centre in conjunction with the Pacific Calling Partnership next week will be taking a delegation of Australian community leaders to Kiribati. The delegation will be led by one of the most senior Indigenous leaders in Australia Patrick Dodson and ERC director Phil Glendenning, and will include representatives from Indigenous communities, the arts, media and education.

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New asylum-seeker policy ensures race to the bottom for election

Edmund Rice Centre director, Phil Glendenning, expressed serious concerns today at both the content and language used by Prime-Minister Julia Gillard in her address this morning on the Government's policy response to asylum-seekers.

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ERC condemns coalition asylum policy

Researchers at the Edmund Rice Centre this evening condemned the asylum seeker policy announced today by the Coalition, rejecting it as a return to the worst strategies of the past, with potential dire consequences.

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One year after the war, Sri Lanka is not safe for deported asylum seekers

On the first anniversary of the end of Sri Lanka's civil war, Edmund Rice Centre director, Phil Glendenning, who recently returned from Sri Lanka, said tonight that the country is not safe for deported asylum seekers.

“The position taken by Minister Evans yesterday - in urging caution about returning asylum seekers connected to the Tamil Tigers - is a very sound and welcome development. However, based on our experience, similar reservations need to be extended to all those who left Sri Lanka by unauthorized means,” Mr Glendenning said.

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ERC calls for withdrawal of "prime-time attack on asylum seekers"

The Edmund Rice Centre (ERC) has condemned the Federal Liberal Party’s television ad campaign broadcast in Western Australia and Queensland on Sunday night – calling for an immediate withdrawal of the campaign.

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The Metropolitan Strategy - City of Cities: A Plan for Sydney's Future - 30 April 2010

The following submission details the importance of the Sydney Basin in relation to the economy and the environment, and included examples internationally and domestically of urban agriculture and peri-agriculture.

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Concern at suspension of processing of asylum claims

The Edmund Rice Centre today made clear its grave concern at the Australian Government's announcement of suspensions in processing of some asylum seeker claims - three months for Sri Lankan claimants and six months for Afghani claimants.

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