Aug 29

Lunch and fun activites for all who are young and young-at-heart.

All welcome, bring some lunch to share.

Aug 29

Melbourne Afghani familyLast night the meeting of the Nepean Presbytery heard about the difficulties asylum seekers face. It was encouraging to hear about things people are doing that truly make a difference.

Many people seeking asylum in Australia are put on bridging visa E while they are being processed. This means they have no access to health care, are not allowed concessions on public transport, and in particular are not allowed to work or study.

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Aug 29

Aboriginal artists at workA plan to force schoolchildren into work gangs and make them pick up rubbish until they are visibly tired has caused outrage in a Central Australian Aboriginal community.

The new federally-appointed manager of the Yuendumu Aboriginal community in Central Australia has proposed the scheme for school truants.

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