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"In 3 words, I can sum up everything I have learned about Life.. It goes on" - Xmisfitsx310


  • Date Submitted: 09/18/2011 01:03 AM
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The issue that I thought, and still is, was a major example of social injustice was the asylum seekers trying to enter Australia via the west coast of Australia. This issue reached its climax around half a year ago or more where there were many refugees seeking a place to live, and were traveling illegally on boats.
There are many causes and consequences of asylum seekers trying to find refuge in Australia. The causes from a refugeeā€™s viewpoint are freedom from poverty, persecution, war, and lack of personal safety.
These refugees who are fleeing from countries such Afghanistan, Palestine, etc. are trying to gain a better life so they can be safe, healthy, and happy. For the government of Australia this situation created havoc because of the September 11th issue and created a National fear.
The Government had to think of Australia before it dealt with the refugees. Australia was in a stage of insecurity and fear and the Australian Government needed to assess its national safety and maintain its immigration policy. The consequences of refugees being held in the camps in Woomera were a continuing trend of racism towards Muslims, Middle-Eastern people, and people who were not alongside the United States. There was also a continuing distrust and uncertainty between countries as the war against terrorism was not and still is not finished. The other consequences of detaining refugees in camps are that Australia and the Government of Australia could be considered unjust, uncompassionate, and immoral.
One of the organizations that work towards justice for the refugees is the Refugee Action Committee of Canberra. The R.A.C contributes a lot of their time and help to the refugees. One of the ways the R.A.C help the refugees out is by campaigning for changes in the system, which handles and looks after the refugees. The R.A.C organizes public demonstrations and has links to refugee action groups in other cities.
They have many demands, which need to be met so conditions...


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