Refugees: A Dilemma for Governments both Here and Abroad (Forum)

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  • Location: Outrigger Little Hastings Street, Resort and Spa, Noosa Heads 4567 Queensland

Refugees: A Dilemma for Governments both Here and Abroad

presented by Noosa Long Weekend Festival in Association with USC

Governments around the world are facing increasing tensions within their constituencies over the disordered arrival of refugees and humanitarian entrants-with some calling it a refugee crisis. Anxiety and concern is growing over cultural, religious, social, economic, defence and humanitarian issues and their resolution is becoming increasingly difficult to achieve.

To discuss this topic we have:

Mr Tony Kevin, an ambassador for 30 years Tony served the Australian Government in Soviet Union, U N New York, Poland and Cambodia. Since his retirement he has written a number of books including two on today’s topic namely A Certain Maritime Incident (2004) and Reluctant Rescuers 2012

Ms Alex Pagliaro is the refugee campaigner for Amnesty International Australia. She works to ensure the rights of refugees and asylum seekers are respected in Australia through government advocacy, public events, community engagement, and social media.

Mr Neil James is the Executive Director of the Australian Defence Force Association which is intimately involved in the development of National Security Policy in Australia. Neil served for 31 years in the Army in a wide range of Regimental, Intelligence, liaison, operations research and teaching positions.

Mr Paris Aristotle AM is the Director of the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture Inc. (VFST) and Executive Member of the Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (FASSTT). Since 2001, Mr Aristotle has served on various Government bodies including the Immigration Detention Advisory Group (IDAG), Chair of the Council for Immigration Services and Status Resolution (CISSR) and currently serves as the Chair of the Ministers Council on Asylum Seekers and Detention (MCASD). Paris is also a member of the Refugee Resettlement Advisory Council (RRAC) and has over 25 years’ experience in the field of supporting refugees and asylum seekers.

Paul Barclay will lead the discussion.

Refugees Forum
Date: Sunday 16 June
Times: 3.30pm
Price: $35 – Adults, $25 Pensioners and Students
Venue: Outrigger Little Hastings Street, Resort and Spa
Duration: 90 minutes

Noosa Long Weekend
14-23 June 2013
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•    The 12th Noosa Long Weekend Festival takes place from Friday 14 - Sunday 23 June 2013.
•    The festival comprises 10 days (and nights) of music, theatre, dance, literature, forums, film, food, visual arts and workshops staged at various venues in and around Noosa Heads, Queensland.
•    A selection of early events (22 events) including the opening night act has been released for sale from today, Friday 22 March, 2013.
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•    Over 85 ticketed and free events will be on offer with in excess of 12,000 tickets on sale. Over 250 local, national and international artists, authors and guest speakers will participate in the 2013 Festival.
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Outrigger Little Hastings Street, Resort and Spa, Noosa Heads

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