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The last time they turned back the boats

Today in the Straits of Malacca, we’re seeing a grotesque re-enactment of one of the great moral failures of the twentieth century, as the nations of the region collaborate to produce a new ‘Voyage of the Damned’.Some 8000 Rohingya asylum seekers and Bangladeshi migrants are currently stranded, lacking food, water and sanitation – and the governments of Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia are pushing their boats back into the ocean, knowing they have nowhere to go.‘In the name of humanity,’ pleads the International Organisation for Migration,’ let these migrants land.’ 12 more words


Indigenous Australia: multi-sensory engagement for families

Emilia McKenzie, Education Manager (Digital Content), British Museum

Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum are a wonderful opportunity for the Schools and Young Audiences team to think creatively about new ways to engage our family visitors. 591 more words


New Zealand: a whole lot more than just an Australian side trip

Yesterday one of my colleagues said something that broke my heart. He said: “New Zealand, nah, that’s just a little attachement to Australia, sounds boring really.” You say what?! 182 more words


Geography: The Countries and Territories of Oceania

The following are the countries and territories of Oceania:


Flag Country Capital Official Language(s) Demonym 222 more words

US Balancing in the South China Sea: Perceptions and Capabilities


In response to Chinese naval patrols and efforts at reclaiming reefs and building artificial islands to house military bases in the South China Sea, the US is considering… 907 more words


New Zealand: North & South Island

Madeline’s Trip Abroad to New Zealand

What country/continent & countries did you visit?

New Zealand, North & South Island

What cities, towns, places did you visit? 257 more words