This gallery contains 2 photos.It seems that the same refugee conversation has been going on for many years now in Australia. If one takes a moment to Google the asylum issue, it appears that there are a huge number of articles and forums debating this hot topic. Much of the discussion is regurgitated slogans and headlines, policies and opinions but rarely is any of it couched in any real evidence and most of it entirely overlooks the reality of the asylum seeker’s predicament. Asylum seekers are dehumanised. The voting public has virtually no contact with them, as they’re hidden away in detention centres and their faces barely make it into the news. We are rarely exposed to their plight. To really get to grips with the issues, we either need to immerse ourselves in a refugee community to see for ourselves how these people have come to be here, or we need to dig a little deeper for some genuine information; some facts and figures. It really did not take me long to source some government figures from the past five or so years, which paint a very interesting picture indeed about the actual numbers of asylum seekers arriving by boat as opposed to those who arrive by air, about their countries of origin, and the percentages of those who have been granted protection visas. The numbers speak for themselves.
Hello!I'm Miranda Barber. I’m all sorts of things, but currently, first and foremost a mum. Mid-second pregnancy, my family relocated from London to Melbourne via Vietnam. A rollercoaster. As a dear friend of mine so eloquently puts it: "As a mum of two you have two choices: you can either look good or feel good but you can't have both." Too right. This is an observational blog of life's car crashes and quirks on this huge learning curve. You're welcome here.
- I left my kids in the car
- Pinworms – a squirmy story
- A return from the land of Lost Perspective.
- M-M-Mirena. Contraception or chaos?
- Thirty-three Things I Want my Daughter to Know.
- I can do this
- Waiting for the bombshell
- I could do better.
- Boob or Bust! I’ll breastfeed my son until WE are good and ready.
- Gluten Free Food
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