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Date Posted Title
24 December 2009 An open letter to Kevin Rudd at Christmas (December 2009)
20 August 2009 AJA's Opening Statements at the public hearing of the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs' Inquiry into the Migration Amendment (Immigration Detention Reform) Bill 2009
10 May 2009 AJA interview on SkyNews about boat arrivals and what makes good policy
19 November 2008 Immigration Minister at Refugee Council Meeting
4 November 2008 AJA at the Joint Standing Committee on Migration's Detention Inquiry public hearing
4 November 2008 ASRC at Detention inquiry
18 August 2008 Joint letter to Minister Evans on Christmas Island
30 July 2008 'New Directions in Detention, Restoring Integrity to Australia's Immigration System'
24 July 2008 Tony Kevin - Keynote address at Hope premiere
20 July 2008 'Uncharted Waters' - article by David Manne
30 June 2008 Courier Mail?s fictional 'dole payments plan for illegal migrants' articles
21 June 2008 'The refugee system is still badly broken'
29 March 2008 ?The new Australian citizenship test ? a template for national identity?
21 July 2007 Politics in the Pub - Punishing Refugees
1 October 2006 Deportee's fate shows there's no solution in the Pacific
1 July 2006 AJA presentation to Senate Inquiry - DUA Bill
1 July 2006 AJA opening statement to People's Inquiry
3 June 2006 Open letter to the Prime Minister from prominent Australians on Pacific Solution
15 May 2006 Nauru is no place for asylum-seekers
5 May 2006 Boatloads of Extinguishment?
4 May 2006 Justice Marcus Einfeld at Immigration Detention Inquiry
3 May 2006 Closed Hearts, Closed Borders - by Sister Susan Connelly
11 April 2006 Desperate to Please Jakata
17 March 2006 Letter - Be Australian? Not at the expense of integrity
11 November 2005 Letter from Lombok Asylum Seekers
4 November 2005 Statement by Chinese hunger strikers in Villawood
28 September 2005 AJA Statement to Senate Inquiry into Migration Act
11 September 2005 Jen Harrison's Visit to Nauru
9 September 2005 Palmer Report Speech
22 July 2005 A Report on the Food Incident and Riot at Baxter IDF
20 July 2005 Dr Sev Ozdowski "Human Rights in Australia
12 May 2005 It?s time for Beazley to act on detention
4 May 2005 Australia is still abusing children?s human rights with impunity
1 October 2004 Ruth Graham's Visits to Baxter
21 April 2004 A Just Australia speech to the United Nations
16 February 2004 Speech by Julian Burnside
13 January 2004 Open Letter to Mark Latham - by immigration advocate and A Just Australia Patron Jerzy Zubrzycki
5 November 2003 Tampering with Asylum: Fr Frank Brennan
21 September 2003 Ranjan Abayasekara visits Baxter
13 March 2003 Claudia Karvan's speech to the NSW Teachers Federation

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