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English ignores child refugees in favour of tax cuts

Monday, 31 July 2017, 11:05 am | Doing Our Bit

The Prime Minister's comments on not increasing the refugee quota because of jobs ignores the large number of children who are refugees but not looking for work. More >>

Green refugee policy brings NZ into line with Australia

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 8:34 am | Doing Our Bit

Any shock at the Green party policy to increase the refugee quota to 4000 places should focus on why our intake has been so low for so long. More >>

Wellington performers support refugee campaign

Monday, 29 May 2017, 2:31 pm | Doing Our Bit

Award-winning poet Hera Lindsay Bird will join three critically acclaimed Wellington bands for a concert to support the campaign to double New Zealand’s refugee quota this Saturday. More >>

Double the quota campaign brings back telethon zest

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 2:27 pm | Doing Our Bit

The earthquake cordon is down on Tory St, the election year has begun and it is time to dig deep to welcome more refugees to New Zealand. More >>

Vigil for murdered asylum seeker coincides with Aus PM visit

Friday, 17 February 2017, 11:51 am | Doing Our Bit

Dozens of Wellingtonians held a vigil outside the Australian High Commission on Friday to mark the third anniversary of the murder of Reza Berati. More >>

Gvmnt's prudence on refugees merely disguised callousness

Monday, 13 June 2016, 2:52 pm | Doing Our Bit

The tiny increase to the refugee quota, which will only begin in two years time, does not even make up for population growth in the three decades that the quota has remained unchanged. More >>

Labour to be applauded for lead on refugee quota

Thursday, 31 March 2016, 11:10 am | Doing Our Bit

Today’s formal announcement of Labour’s policy to double New Zealand’s refugee quota has been welcomed by refugee advocate group Doing Our Bit. More >>

Nationwide tour speaks to doubling refugee quota

Thursday, 18 February 2016, 10:27 am | Doing Our Bit

A discussion of the review of New Zealand’s refugee quota will travel to eight New Zealand cities in February and March. More >>

Wednesday morning vigil for asylum seekers

Tuesday, 16 February 2016, 3:39 pm | Doing Our Bit

Two years on from the murder of an asylum seeker under Australian care on Manus Island, protests against the camps reach New Zealand. More >>

Vigil for asylum seeker murdered in Australian detention

Thursday, 11 February 2016, 12:38 pm | Doing Our Bit

A vigil to mark two years since the murder of an asylum seeker while under Australian protection will be held this Thursday in Wellington. More >>

Refugee advocacy group calls for permanent quota increase

Monday, 7 September 2015, 3:59 pm | Doing Our Bit

A one-off quota increase is the absolute minimum the government could offer, according to Doing Our Bit, a campaign to double New Zealand’s annual refugee quota. More >>

Refugee advocate seeks assurances of evidence-based review

Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 11:05 am | Doing Our Bit

Documents obtained under the Official Information Act show the 2013 advice to Cabinet on the refugee quota was based on the preferences of the Prime Minister and did not allow for the relevant Ministers or Immigration officials to put forward a previously ... More >>

Key sees tripled quota of refugees as the right level

Monday, 22 June 2015, 9:20 am | Doing Our Bit

Interviewed by Paul Henry on RadioLive this morning the Prime Minister said the right level for refugees, once family reunification is considered, was the present level of ‘three or four thousand’ per year. More >>

New refugee bill a chance for New Zealand to do its bit

Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 9:35 am | Doing Our Bit

The private members bill launched on Wednesday the 17th of June by Denise Roche of the Green Party is a chance for New Zealand to show it remains committed to helping some of the world’s most vulnerable people. More >>

Vigil on anniversary of murder of asylum seeker Reza Berati

Tuesday, 17 February 2015, 9:04 pm | Doing Our Bit

On Tuesday 17 February forty New Zealanders turned up at the Australian High Commission in Wellington to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Reza Berati’s death at the Manus Island detention centre. They gathered to also pay homage to Australian ... More >>

Wellington vigil marks 1st anniversary of Reza Berati murder

Monday, 16 February 2015, 10:13 pm | Doing Our Bit

On Tuesday, 17 February from 8am Wellingtonians will mark the one year anniversary of the murder of asylum seeker Reza Berati. They will gather outside the Australian High Commission to show solidarity for Australian activists seeking to shut down ... More >>

Key to send troops to Iraq but won’t budge on refugee ban

Friday, 6 February 2015, 11:32 am | Doing Our Bit

The Prime Minister’s Waitangi-eve speech invoked the human rights of the people of Iraq. “We are a country that stands up for human rights,” Key said in defending his decision to send troops to Iraq. However, despite his publicly stated concern ... More >>

Key’s multicultural society excludes refugees

Monday, 30 June 2014, 10:23 am | Doing Our Bit

Recent comments by John Key show that his version of a multicultural New Zealand is one that ignores New Zealand’s responsibilities to refugees and other countries that host significantly more. More >>

Refugee policy may damage NZ bid for UN seat

Monday, 10 February 2014, 10:38 am | Doing Our Bit

Government’s race-based refugee policy may damage NZ bid for UN Security Council seat More >>

Costs, benefits, rugby and refugees

Tuesday, 10 December 2013, 12:11 pm | Doing Our Bit

Amongst all of the last day’s reports – ChangeMakers releasing their criticism of the lack of support for asylum seekers[1]; Peter Dunne suggesting an increase in the quota to 1000 places[2]; my analysis of New Zealand and asylum seekers for ... More >>

 

 

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