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They Sought Refuge


Finally complete after many hours stitching with both hand and machine. And now submitted for the Moreland Summer Show – Factivism at Counihan Gallery. Ā Fingers crossed šŸ™‚

This work represents the plight of refugees and asylum seekers who are locked up, with no freedom, inside detention centres due to our two major political parties and the media lying about the facts or putting spin on them using statements like:Ā illegal maritime arrival,Ā Operation Sovereign Borders, illegal maritime arrival.

TheySoughtRefuge2Who are ā€˜boat peopleā€™? They areĀ asylum seekersĀ who arrive without a valid visa or other authorization seeking protection because they fear persecution in their home country

Is Australia obligated to help them? Yes.Ā Australia has a legal obligation to assist as we signed the Refugee Convention.