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The Refugee Crisis

Fri, 4 Sep 2015 15:42:03 +1200 | NZ Psychological Society

“Psychologists cannot remain silent on the refugee crisis. To ignore this issue is in breach of our ethical principles that demand that we address and challenge social injustice in our broader society,” said Dr Kerry Gibson, President of the ...More >>

Emergency bill could save 750 refugees

Fri, 4 Sep 2015 15:14:28 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour will on Tuesday introduce an Emergency Humanitarian Response Bill to Parliament to bring an additional 750 refugees into New Zealand this year, Andrew Little says. “We cannot stand by and wait for a review. This is a crisis and New Zealanders ...More >>

Porirua Mayor says take more refugees

Fri, 4 Sep 2015 13:57:44 +1200 | Porirua City Council

Porirua Mayor says take more refugees Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett is right behind New Zealand’s other Mayors in calling on Prime Minister John Key to double the quota for refugees. “When children are dying on the beach and we have space here ...More >>

UNICEF NZ calling on NZers to Stand with Children of Syria

Fri, 4 Sep 2015 10:31:48 +1200 | UNICEF

UNICEF NZ calling on New Zealanders to Stand with the Children of Syria Donate at: Devastating news reports and images of children circulating over the last few days are a solemn and stark reminder that even in New Zealand, ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on the lack of leadership on refugees

Fri, 4 Sep 2015 09:42:24 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

John Key still doesn’t get it. At least he’s now talking about raising the UN quota, after – only last Monday - flatly denying that there was any need to do so. Yet even this potential turnaround (the step has yet to be taken ) seems weirdly ...More >>

A One-Off Emergency Refugee In-Take Won’t Cut It

Fri, 4 Sep 2015 09:04:54 +1200 | WagePeace

“A one-off emergency refugee in-take to New Zealand won’t cut it,” said Tracey Barnett, founder of WagePeaceNZ, a refugee awareness initiative that has been campaigning to double New Zealand’s annual quota. “It would reflect a hollow commitment to ...More >>

Presbyterian Church urges Government to do more for refugees

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 16:42:36 +1200 | Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand

The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand is calling for an urgent review of the country’s quota for accepting refugees for resettlement. More >>

Commission urges Kiwis to stand up for refugees

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 16:05:43 +1200 | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission is urging New Zealanders to open our hearts and minds to the plight of millions of people fleeing for their lives as the global refugee crisis worsens. More >>

Cartoons: Refugees, Flags and What I Stand For

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 12:13:28 +1200 | Lyndon Hood

Syrian refugees in Europe, the New Zealand refugee quota, flags, and New Zealand's national imageMore >>

Save the Children Calls on Key to Have a Change of Heart

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 12:11:14 +1200 | Save The Children

Save the Children is calling on Prime Minister John Key to have a change of heart over the government’s refusal to consider allowing some refugees to New Zealand under an emergency intake.More >>

John Key: where is your conscience?

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 10:21:11 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Prime Minister’s refusal to raise the refugee quota in the face of an international humanitarian crisis shows a lack of empathy and moral leadership, Opposition Leader Andrew Little saysMore >>

Awesome Aucklanders at the helm of Diversity Forum

Wed, 2 Sep 2015 13:35:02 +1200 | Human Rights Commission

Young Aucklanders from migrant, refugee and other backgrounds will be participating, presenting and performing in this year’s Diversity Forum to be held at AUT next Wednesday. Mixit is a unique, creative project for young people from diverse backgrounds ...More >>

Guo v Minister of Immigration - Leave to Appeal deportation

Wed, 2 Sep 2015 10:39:30 +1200 | NZ Supreme Court

This summary is provided to assist in the understanding of the Court’s judgment. It does not comprise part of the reasons for that judgment. The full judgment with reasons is the only authoritative document. The full text of the judgment and reasons ...More >>

PM must ensure NZ takes in full 825 refugee allocation

Wed, 2 Sep 2015 09:51:03 +1200 | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the Prime Minister to guarantee that the refugee quota will be filled to the maximum this year in light of the growing crisis around the world.More >>

Gordon Campbell on refugees, the flag and Bo Diddley

Wed, 2 Sep 2015 09:33:23 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

There’s a simple statistical reason why New Zealand should increase its refugee intake. Our UN quota has remained static – or fallen slightly – over the past 30 years. Over the same period, both our economy and our population has grown substantially ...More >>

Government must do more to help global refugee crisis

Tue, 1 Sep 2015 11:28:49 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key must urgently increase our refugee quota and let New Zealand play its part in helping address the tragic humanitarian crisis unfolding around the world, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says.More >>

PM’s refugee stance untenable

Tue, 1 Sep 2015 11:17:17 +1200 | University of Waikato

Prime Minister John Key’s assertion that New Zealand is unable to accept more refugees until it can show it can first adequately house and supply education for them is an untenable excuse, one of New Zealand’s leading international law experts says.More >>

Gordon Campbell on NZ’s response to Euope's refugee crisis

Tue, 1 Sep 2015 09:40:31 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

The government’s refusal to accept an emergency intake of refugees from the hundreds of thousands now pouring into Europe is pretty shameful. This country makes so much of its Anzac heritage. Yet now, John Key and Tony Abbott are standing side by side ...More >>

Dunne: Government Has Got Refugee Stance Wrong

Tue, 1 Sep 2015 09:25:20 +1200 | United Future NZ Party

UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne says the Government has ”got it wrong” on the refugee issue. More >>

PM Post-Cab Conference: Flag Shortlist, Business Confidence

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:43:37 +1200 | The Scoop Team

Speaking at his Monday post-cabinet press conference, John Key said there were two or three flags he would personally vote for in the shortlist. He said the chosen flag would be instantly recognizable as a representation of New Zealand. Key stood ...More >>


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