Refugees & asylum seekers – Page 3

refugees are people

Stop the boats but don’t stop humanity

By Hannah Tischer

I still remember the callous advertising campaign from 2014. You couldn’t turn on the TV without seeing the commander of Operation Sovereign Borders in his military uniform, patriotic as can be, threatening anyone arriving by boat, “You will not make Australia home”. The then prime minister, Tony Abbott, made his stance against people smugglers painfully […]