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Josef Szwarc. Resettling an additional 12,000 refugees.

The Government has announced that “Australia will resettle an additional 12,000 refugees who are fleeing the conflict in Syria and Iraq.” http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2015-09-09/syrian-and-iraqi-humanitarian-crisis This note publishes the statement with some comments about various aspects. “Our focus will be on those most … Continue reading

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Josef Szwarc. Measuring our response to the refugee crisis of Syria and Iraq

“PM RESCUE MISSION” shouts the headline of the morning newspaper. My heart races with expectation that is immediately deflated by the first sentence: “Australian will open its doors to more Syrian refugees fleeing the troubled nation but won’t increase the … Continue reading

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Arja Keski-Nummi and Josef Szwarc. Syrian/Iraqi Refugees: Time for a Bi-partisan and Community Response

Harrowing images and reports in our daily media give a human face to the grim words of the UN refugee agency: the number of men, women and children forcibly displaced by persecution, war and human rights violations is the largest … Continue reading

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