If you are not from Wantirna College you are welcome to use these pages. Please, however, do not use any materials for profit and where appropriate I would be grateful if you could acknowledge the fact that this wiki is compiled by Alice White - teacher and Head of English at Wantirna College, Victoria, Australia.




General Information on Refugees

This section from The Age is an excellent summary of the issue - pro asylum seekers
http://www.asrc.org.au/media/documents/asrc-age-wrap-around.pdf

Timeline of key policies and events for Asylum Seekers in Australia
http://www.refugeecouncil.org.au/f/rhp-time.php

Kochie's views on asylum seekers. (He looks A LOT like my husband - so you could click on this link just for that reason or for a simple overview of the issue, which is fairly accurate and fair
http://www.kochie.com.au/20100707165/avoid-the-political-spin-some-facts-on-asylum-seekers


http://www.sbs.com.au/goback/about/series/1


Julian Burnside's views on how we should treat asylum seekers - alternative to the current situation
http://www.julianburnside.com.au/rethink.htm
http://www.abc.net.au/tv/adamhillsIGST/ = towards end of this episode of Adam Hills

http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-opinion/youve-been-misled-on-boat-people-here-are-the-facts-20130718-2q5rv.html

Definitions of refugees and asylum seekers
http://www.refugeecouncil.org.au/f/who-def.php

Frequently asked questions - refugee council of Australia
http://www.refugeecouncil.org.au/r/faqs-info.php

Opinion piece on asylum seekers
http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/editorial/refugees-can-we-forge-a-humane-consensus-20130619-2ojam.html

Recent news item about people smuggler - includes video
http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/political-news/trading-in-tragedy-20130624-2ot1f.html

Liberal party views on asylum seekers (They want to be tough on asylum seekers)
http://www.liberal.org.au/latest-news/2013/06/25/illegal-arrivals-surge-25000-financial-year

Long detailed debate about asylum seekers in parliament - lots of Liberal views (They want to be tough on asylum seekers)
http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2013-05-14.67.2


Recent news item about death of detainee - Afghani hazara man
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-06-21/questions-over-asylum-seeker-death-at-villawood-detention-centre/4773080

http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2013/s3787336.htm


https://www.facebook.com/fivefacts?ref=stream

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-06-11/ad-aims-to-stem-flow-of-ethnic-hazaras-boarding/4745590
All available online now. :)
Episodes of Go Back To Where You Came From

http://www.sbs.com.au/goback/video/14/series-1-episode-2


http://www.sbs.com.au/goback/video/14/series-1-episode-2

http://www.sbs.com.au/goback/video/16/series-1-episode-3


http://www.hreoc.gov.au/education/face_the_facts/intro.html

http://MrSJ-English12.wikispaces.com/ - Scroll down to relevant section to see video about asylum seekers in Australia or watch at
http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2011/10/20/3344543.htm

Here are links to an interactive simulation of what it would be like to be part of a persecuted minority in Australia,” (http://www.sbs.com.au/asylumexitaustralia/). I
and a quiz challenging popular notions about asylum seekers,
http://www.sbs.com.au/shows/goback/listings/page/i/2/h/Schools/

http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/sent-home-to-arrest-torture-20120723-22kur.html

http://www.theage.com.au/world/we-live-in-fear-every-day-20120723-22koc.html


Information about Afghanistan
http://www.insightonconflict.org/conflicts/afghanistan/conflict-profile/
http://www.insightonconflict.org/conflicts/afghanistan/conflict-profile/conflict-timeline/?gclid=CKqn_cjeyLACFQcrpAodk31lXA
http://MrSJ-English12.wikispaces.com/ - scroll down to the relevant section to see links to videos on Russia and Afghanistan
Link to mad Afghan/American artist
http://www.ted.com/talks/a_sense_of_humor_about_afghanistan_an_artist_shows_how.html
http://vimeo.com/31426899 = positive images from Afghanistan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVgCIIAJyog = situation of women todayin Afghanisatna

Notes and Analysis of the Text



Prompts from Tuesday 17 July




Link to sample essays (I don't think they are all as marvellous as the feedback says, but they are useful to explore)
http://jonswilliams.wikispaces.com/The+Rugmaker+of+Mazar-E-Sharif