Post Tagged with: "Australia"

Ebbing the Flow

Ebbing the Flow

BY KIMON STEPHANOPOLOUS Every so often, a rickety, dilapidated boat sets sail for Australian docks from Indonesia. For many brave men, women, and children, the heaviest baggage is that dreadful uncertainty, the knowledge that when they arrive on the shores of one of the most prosperous countries of the modern world, they might be turned away. In Australia’s history, asylum seekers […]

Apology Accepted

Apology Accepted

BY KIMON STEPHANOPOLOUS   For the pain, suffering and hurt of these Stolen Generations, their descendants and for their families left behind, we say sorry. To the mothers and the fathers, the brothers and the sisters, for the breaking up of families and communities, we say sorry. And for the indignity and degradation thus inflicted on a proud people and a […]