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Who are they?. Everyone has the right to seek and enjoy in other countries, asylum from persecution . Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) Article 14 . - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<p>PowerPoint Presentation</p> <p>Everyone has the right to seek and enjoy in other countries, asylum from persecution.Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) Article 14 </p> <p>Who are they?Refugee: a person with a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion... Convention, article 1a (2)</p> <p>1976 1982: ~2000 Vietnamese boat people + 15,000 Vietnamese refugees settled directly from refugee camps 1989 1993: ~3,000 asylum seekers, mostly from China, Vietnam and Cambodia1999 2001: ~12,000 from Afghanistan and Iraq (Tampa August 2001 then Sept 11 )2008 present: 18,000 + from Afghanistan and Sri Lanka</p> <p>In waves:Allocation of places:</p> <p>WHO ARE WE?Recent study (585 responses to survey of 3,000; skewed toward older adults, av. 58 yo; 72% born in Australia: Attitudes on how asylum seekers should be treated on arrival:1) With caution, but respect (n = 207); 2) With humanitarian values (n = 161); or 3) That they should be sent back (n = 158). e.g. of 3):Turn the boat around and tell them to go back to where they come fromshould they fail to respondfire shots across the bowshould they fail to respond fire shoot at the ship. </p> <p>Let them comehuman rightscompassionasylum seekers refugees</p> <p>GreensFairfax/ABC</p> <p>Turn them backborder protectionsecurityillegal immigrants, queue jumpers Act: unauthorized maritime arrivals</p> <p>Liberal/NPNewsCorpleftvs. right:</p> <p>http://expertpanelonasylumseekers.dpmc.gov.auAngusHouston</p> <p>ParisAristotle</p> <p>Michael LEstrangeExpert panel:IMAs irregularmaritime arrivals</p> <p>The common and principal focus of activity must be to shift the balance of risk, predictability and incentive in favour of the use of regular pathways of international protection and migration, and against the need to resort to irregular and dangerous boat voyages to Australia for those purposes. (3.1 p. 37)</p> <p>Address root causesHelp countries of first asylumRegional cooperationand capacity buildingDisrupt smugglersExcisemainlandQuicker RSD, but using regional processing </p> <p>&amp;Raise to 20,000Allow some skilledIMAs: no SHP families DistributeresettlementRemovals and returnsMore researchCHRISTIAN RESPONSE (PART 1):Conflict of goods peacemakingTruth telling admits complexityTruth telling acknowledges fallenessChristian alert for government failure: an avenger .. on the wrongdoer (Rom. 13:4) cant also be the wrongdoer.punish those who do evil (1 Pet. 2:14).. cant also do evil. best friends of governmentTruth telling acknowledges government expertise </p> <p>4000+ peopleAustralia 50/yrExpert Panel:substantial increase in additional places from Indonesia $$$$UNHCR JAKARTA</p> <p> Excision and regional processing </p> <p>nauru</p> <p>human rights standards (including no arbitrary detention); appropriate accommodation; appropriate physical and mental health services; access to educational and vocational training programs; application assistance during asylum claims; an appeal mechanism monitoring of care and protection arrangementsNAURU: panel EXPECTS/REQUIRES -- 2. freedom of movement : anticipated, but not legally required, that they will ordinarily return to their accommodation by sunset.8. more permanent accommodation within 6 months 4. education of children 15. training courses 18. church participation 19. minibuses around country.</p> <p>NAURU: MINISTER BOWEN REPORTS --GodsCharacterThe people of the land oppress the poor and needy and mistreat the alien, denying them justice. ... So I will pour out my wrath on them and consume them with my fiery anger [Ezek. 22:29,31]. toward a Christian response (part 2):19GodsCharacterCreationPeter: I truly understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. (Act 10:3435)20New futureGodsCharacterCreationJohn: After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb (Rev. 7:9)21New futureCommunityin ChristGodsCharacterCreationJew vs. Gentile: he is our peace [he] has broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us. (Eph. 2:14)22New futureCommunityin ChristGodsCharacterIsrael: when an alien lives with you in your land, do not mistreat him. The alien living with you must be treatedas one of your native-born. Love him as yourself, for you were aliens in Egypt (Leviticus 19:33-34).Fall / Flesh :disordered desires false belongingCreationCommands23Fall / Flesh :disordered desires false belongingChrists Spirit:reordered desires, true inclusion (love)New futureCommunityin ChristGodsCharacterCreationCommandsXenophilia is commanded of us: the neighbour whom we are to love is the foreigner whom we en-counter on the road. [Oliver ODonovan]24A conservative response for ChristiansAsk the government to do what it says - regional money- good conditions on Nauru- increased places- faster RSD- more places from Indonesia- good SAR etcRequires more openness to pressLetters to MPwww.sie.org.auA more radical responseQuestion deterrence: unlikely that it works, and a bit wrong.Train yourself in love: smile at foreignersQuestion your neighbours fears about scarcityPush for generosity e.g.: Ask for 3000+ places p.a. direct from Indonesia, separate from other humanitarianAsk for increase in foreign aid (to 0.7 % GDP) to be spent on DIPLOMACY then REGIONAL TEAMWORK then MORE UNHCRCommunity sponsorship: consider it &amp; stay tuned </p>