Here are the links to my articles on asylum seekers
I wrote these pieces when I was organising home stay holidays for asylum seekers on bridging visas.
What’s Driving the Merciless Asylum Seeker Policies in Australia? by Catherine Wilson, March 2015
‘Silencing the lambs: Asylum seekers are a metaphor for our times.’ On Line Opinion, 24/06/2015
Welcome to Australia in On Line Opinion 20/02/2015
The moral descent of Australia’s policy on asylum seekers in On Line Opinion 27/11/2014
Building Bridges: Asylum Seekers in Rural Australia https://isobelblackthorn.com/2014/10/19/building-bridges-asylum-seekers-in-rural-australia/
My other contribution is Nine Months of Summer. I wrote this novel in 2012-13, to help raise awareness of the issue of refugees and asylum seekers, by juxtaposing the lived experience of a British-born holiday visa overstayer with the grim reality of the internment camps and Australia’s dark migration history.