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peter dutton crossword

Peter Dutton leaped into the headlines this last week with cross words for Dr Annaliese van Diemen, Kristina Keneally, and Annastacia Palaszczuk. So to honour his moment in the sun, here’s the Peter Dutton crossword. Scroll down for Peter Dutton crossword Dr van Diemen annoyed both the Murdoch papers and Dutton with just a few …

Shahiran

A court in Brunei yesterday sentenced Shahiran, ‘the Brunei refugee’, to eighteen months jail for sedition. Shahiran now lives in Canada after the government there granted him asylum in 2018. The case was only the second use of the sedition law in Brunei and the first full trial of a sedition case in the country. …

detained gay saudis just equal

Just.equal co-founder Ivan Hinton-Teoh and Switchboard Victoria CEO Joe Ball spoke on Friday with the two detained gay Saudi men locked up in Australia after fleeing Saudi Arabia. The couple flew to Australia on legitimate visas after fleeing Saudi Arabia. They left their homeland following police investigations into their sexuality. The pair, known as Sultan …

alan joyce qantas

Prominent LGBTIQ Australians joined a campaign pressuring Qantas to stop forced deportations of asylum seekers from Australia. The Department of Home Affairs uses Qantas to transport asylum seekers between detention centres and additionally for involuntary deportations. But refugee advocates say the Australian system for assessing asylum claims for asylum doesn’t meet international standards. Also, Qantas …

Refugees Canada

It’s been a long, daunting journey but love has finally prevailed. Alireza, who is from Iran, and his partner Kiran, who is from India, arrived in Canada last week, greeted at the airport by members of the Vancouver Rainbow Refugee group who sponsored them. The couple were forced to flee their home countries so they …

Slain Ugandan LGBTIQ activist David Kato refugees

Australia recently (July 2018) accepted 50 mainly Ugandan LGBTIQ refugees from Kenya under the Refugee Visa (subclass 200) for people fleeing persecution in their home country. But why is Uganda such a dangerous country for its LGBTIQ communities? Ugandan law criminalises both male and female homosexuality. Males especially risk life imprisonment for “carnal knowledge against …

LGBTIQ refugees

The Department of Home Affairs has said a push to make seeking asylum easier for LGBTIQ refugees could lead to “large numbers” of refugees pretending to be gay. The department’s warning was in response to a call from the federal Labor Party to make it easier for asylum seekers to meet the test for LGBTIQ …