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The Morris Gleitzman Collection: Boy Overboard. Why Australia hates asylum seekers - “I received a text from one of my colleagues, and he wrote, I feel like we have failed,” says Kon Karapanagiotidis.

Why Australia hates asylum seekers -

“I texted back and wrote, Yeah, so do I.” It is a few days after Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced his “PNG solution” to his latest political crisis, whereby no asylum seeker arriving by boat will be settled in Australia. My friend and colleague Karapanagiotidis, the founder and CEO of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC), shows a rare moment of doubt and confusion. But it doesn’t last long before he’s thumping the table, remarshalling his forces. “We are going to have to fight harder, push harder. Such is the man’s charisma that I am sold: I believe that the result of a 15-year campaign that has bred fear, misconceptions and fury about asylum seekers can still be turned around.

The ASRC itself hasn’t failed. We have failed. The rise of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party from 1997 was ultimately evidence of the Australian public’s resentment and fear of globalisation. You've been misled on boat people: Julian Burnside. Could not load plugins: File not found Burnside: facts missing on asylum Barrister and human rights advocate Julian Burnside says foreign minister Bob Carr is misrepresenting the facts on asylum seekers.

You've been misled on boat people: Julian Burnside

The etiquette of the checkout at Coles is not how it works when you are running for your life. Asylum seekers do not commit any offence by coming here, says Julian Burnside. Afghanistan Country Profile. The country is made of many different groups.

Afghanistan Country Profile

About 15 million people, nearly half of Afghanistan's population are Pashtuns and live in the south around Kandahar. They are descendants of people who came to the country 3,200 years ago. Many other groups live in the country as well—Pashtuns are related to the Persian people of Iran, the Tajiks are also Persian, but speak another language called Dari, and the Uzbeks speak a language similar to Turkish. The Hazaras live in the mountains of central Afghanistan and are believed to be descendents of the Mongols because their Dari language contains many Mongol words.

Due to many years of war, the countryside is littered with unexploded mines and children who herd animals are often killed by stepping on mines. Over the centuries, travelers have braved the dangerous high mountain passes to find shelter in the valleys and plains of Afghanistan. Pennies for Peace Afghanistan Facts - Pennies for Peace. Afghanistan is the second country where Central Asia Institute and Pennies for Peace provided educational support.

Pennies for Peace Afghanistan Facts - Pennies for Peace

Afghanistan was unified as a country in 1747 under Ahmad Shah Duranni. In 1819 the British invaded Afghanistan, and it was under British control until 1919 when Afghanistan won its freedom and was ruled by a monarchy. Afghanistan: Why We Should Care. BoyOverboard.pdf. Afghanistan. The Islamic State of Afghanistan is a landlocked country in Central Asia.

Afghanistan

It is bordered by Iran in the west, Pakistan in the south and east, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in the north, and China in the easternmost part of the country. Until the nation has its first general election (projected for June 4, 2003), it continues to be referred to by the West as the Transitional Islamic State of Afghanistan. On March 27, 2003, Afghan deputy defense minister general Abdul Rashid Dostum created an office for the North Zone of Afghanistan and appointed officials to it, defying interim president Hamid Karzai's orders that there be no zones in Afghanistan. Day in the Life: Afghanistan. Go Back to Where You Came From. Go Back to Where You Came From. How Far We've Come. The Refugee Council of Australia works with agencies around the country to coordinate Refugee Week, a national celebration held each year since 1986.

How Far We've Come

In 2010 Refugee week will be held from Sunday June 20 June 26th 2010. SBS has thrown its support behind Refugee Week 2010 with a multi-platform effort to draw attention to the plight of refugees in Australia. Partnering with the Refugee Council of Australia, SBS will support Refugee Week with thought-provoking content across all its platforms: SBS ONE, SBS TWO, Online and SBS Radio. This website explores the lives of refugees in Australia over time - they first told us their stories up to 25 years ago. Now we tracked them down to find out what happened since. SBS Radio SBS Radio programmes will feature interviews in some 20 languages with former refugees throughout Refugee Week 2010. Long Journey : Young lives. 2012_RW_ResourceKit_Ch5.pdf. Indigenous_res_dialogue_circ.pdf. Discussion texts Stage 2 Pt 1.

Angelina Jolie » World Refugee Day 2009 Address. We're here today to talk about millions of desperate families – families so cut-off from civilization that they don't even know that a day like this exists on their behalf.

Angelina Jolie » World Refugee Day 2009 Address

Millions. And numbers can illuminate but they can also obscure. So I am here today to say that refugees are not numbers. They’re not even just refugees. They are mothers and daughters and fathers and sons – they are farmers, teachers, doctors, engineers, they are individuals all. Angelina Jolie Speaks Out on World Refugee Day. The Little Refugee by Anh Do and Suzanne Do. Ishmael: A refugee story.