As many from our community come from migrant backgrounds and are all too familiar with histories of persecution and fleeing, the rights of refugees to live in safety is something we are passionate about. Australia has an abhorrent track record of treatment of asylum seekers, for which it has been internationally condemned. We demand a fair, just and compassionate response to refugees seeking asylum.
AJDS Pesach Haggadah
“The festival of Passover celebrates freedom and liberation. We are here today honouring a millennia long tradition which bounds us to history, culture, ritual and lore. Today we have brought our Seder table and Haggadot to Border Force. To the very offices responsible for the cruel treatment of asylum seekers whos’ only crime was to seek safety in Australia.”
What’s your background? Sounds like the beginning of a joke: A librarian, a therapist and a textile designer walk into a detention centre… Our background
How can we work towards refugee and asylum-seeker rights while acknowledging Aboriginal sovereignty?
Shen Narayanasamy of No Business In Abuse at the AJDS 2015 annual dinner.