Tag: asylum seekers

  • Too Young for Wearing Black

    Too Young for Wearing Black Laura Kenny (@LauraRacquel) Asylum Seeker I am too young to clothe myself in mourning black. A little mirror image of he who takes the living from the world. I’ve hidden away the person that I was – In a shroud of dark that drifts through streets with Beagle eyes, ever-edged…

  • Sydney Biennale and Transfield Cut Ties as Luca Belgiorno-Nettis Resigns

    Sydney Biennale and Transfield Cut Ties as Luca Belgiorno-Nettis Resigns

    Artists, activists, curators and cultural Sydneysiders breathed a sigh of relief on March 7 when Luca Belgiorno-Nettis, the director of Transfield Holdings, stepped down as chairman of the Sydney Biennale after mounting pressure. If you missed the controversy leading up to his resignation, Transfield recently signed a $1.2 billion contract committing to the building and…

  • Operation Sovereign Murders

    Operation Sovereign Murders

    Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has implored the resounding success of Operation Sovereign Borders. Mr Morrison informed Tharunka that the joint operation between the Australian Defence Force and Border Patrol had managed to far exceed his initial expectations upon coming into office. “I thought realistically that two or three territorial breaches into Indonesian waters would be…

  • Something Happened: Why People Smugglers Are (Economic) Heroes

    Something Happened: Why People Smugglers Are (Economic) Heroes

    It’s always been an economic argument. Watching news columnists crow about the 180 degree turn the ALP has taken over offshore processing you’d think the Report of the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers was some kind of odious domesday book-esque document cataloguing the horrors of the human soul. Most of the findings are pretty bleak,…

  • Anti-Immigration Party to March Against Refugee Welcome Rally

    Anti-Immigration Party to March Against Refugee Welcome Rally

    An event organisers say is aimed at ‘cultivating a culture of welcome’ on immigration and asylum seeker issues is being targeted by the hard-right nationalist Australian Protectionist Party (APP). Organised by Nicholas Folkes and Darin Hodges, both senate candidates for the APP at the 2010 Federal election, the “Torpedo Gillard’s Boat Policy” event will be…