Dutton must be reprimanded for his desperate fear mongering about refugees

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull must immediately reprimand Immigration Minister Peter Dutton over comments he made last night that refugees are uneducated, unemployable and at the same time “taking Australian jobs.”

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Provide the evidence of your claims Minister – or apologise

The Edmund Rice Centre has joined with the Refugee Council of Australia in calling for the Immigration Minister Peter Dutton to provide evidence for his serious allegations that refugee advocates have been inciting refugees to self-harm.

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A message to our leaders: Don’t blow the dog whistle this election

Australia’s leaders must not play dog whistle politics in response to yesterday’s announcement that the Manus Island detention centre will be closed by the Papua New Guinea Government. 

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COP21 Paris: Australia fails on real increase in support for most climate-vulnerable neighbours

The AUD Billion that Prime Minister Turnbull announced Australia will contribute over the next five years is not a new commitment and is not new money but will be drawn from the Government’s existing aid budget towards building climate resilience and reducing emissions.

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Kiribati youth leader hopeful for UN Paris climate summit

The Edmund Rice Centre’s climate advocacy initiative, the Pacific Calling Partnership, is hosting a Sydney visit of Tinaai Teaua a youth leader & climate advocate from climate-vulnerable Pacific atoll nation of Kiribati.

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