Maintaining the safety netThis section focuses on the role of government in providing a safety net for people seeking asylum. A brief sharing from an asylum seeker, a few points on the limits of government support, along with the effects on other organisations all point to one thing: whether from compassion or economic common sense, adequate support should be provided.
Safety net and the role of government
Safety net activity suggestions
Taking actionOne of the actions older students in particular can be involved in, is connecting with a Member of Parliament
When students are involved in taking any kind of action in support of people seeking asylum these resources may help with the processes of preparation and follow up
Books and poemsHere you will find titles and description of a number of relevant books
Here are a number of poems with background on the respective poets, as well as links to several videos of spoken poetry.
Why we show compassion – some realitiesWe are inspired too by realities of asylum seeking past and present.
- A snapshot of asylum seeking in Australia over time
- Information on the current situation
- More detailed information which is updated frequently is available from the Refugee Council of Australia
Prayer and reflectionHere are classroom activities to help students reflect on where they stand and be ready to walk with people seeking asylum.
Prayers including litanies, prayers of the faithful and single prayers may be useful in these and other contexts.
Detention4Detention FlierPrint Instructions
The flier is double-sided so follow these instructions to print correctly:
- A4 paper, 2 pages per sheet
- Double-sided (flip on short-edge)