Echoes of Tampa crisis as Italy rejects rescue boat, SBS News

A migrant rescue ship left stranded in the Mediterranean has been compared with the controversial 2001 Tampa affair in Australian waters. More than 600 migrants stranded on a rescue vessel in the Mediterranean Sea since the weekend have begun their…

Asylum seekers open up, Diamond Valley Leader

A FORMER asylum seeker who spent time in detention will speak about his experience at a special Refugee Week event in Montmorency. The Montmorency Asylum Seekers Support Group and the St Francis Xavier Social Justice Group will this Sunday hold…