Enemy Twins

Post written by Susan Connelly
28 August, 2018
Here is an article I wrote for Eureka Street, 16 August 2018. It is a Girardian reflection on the maiden speech of a Senator which puts the blame for many of Australia’s ills onto migrants, particularly Muslim people. On the same day, I accompanied some students from Holy Spirit College Lakemba and another Sister of St Joseph to the local Mosque, where we expressed our sorrow at the targetting of Muslim people in our society. See photos here. [...]
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More Murdoch Murder of the Facts

Post written by Susan Connelly
7 September, 2015
An article entitled “Nation pulls weight on refugees” by Stefanie Balogh appeared in “The Australian” on August 8, 2015. Its title, its selective use of figures, and its claim of Australian generosity in comparison to other nations in its treatment of asylum seekers and refugees, made it a misrepresentation of a Report which had been made by the Refugee Council of Australia. To challenge this twisting of the Report, the CEO of the Refugee Council, Paul Power, wrote to the Letters Editor of The Australian. Here is his letter: “Dear Editor, It’s disappointing that The Australian misrepresents the Refugee Council [...]