Hundreds forced into destitution as crucial support withdrawn
The Government’s move to cut support to 576 refugees and asylum seekers is a further blow to an already vulnerable group in their struggle to survive, writes Sister Sarah Puls.
Return to The Inn
As soon as I walked in the front door I felt a surge of memories of women and children I met here all those years ago… Are they safe?
I don't want slaves working for me
With Lent almost upon us, Sarah’s 2015 opinion piece encourages us to consider our relationship with people down the supply chain of the goods we buy.
Real people with gifts, stories and hopes
Walking with people who are seeking protection in Australia has allowed me to meet and learn from the most amazingly diverse, generous and inspiring people I’ve ever known, says Sister...
Unpacking Minister’s “lodge or leave” policy
“Fake refugees” who have “refused to apply” for a visa? Sister Sarah Puls answers some common questions arising from Minister Dutton’s “lodge or leave” policy announcement.
To be a pebble in the shoe of people with power
Labour exploitation in Australia is a massive problem and becoming worse. And it’s not like our parliamentarians are unaware of the facts, writes Good Samaritan Sister Sarah Puls.
De-identifying asylum seekers isn’t always about protection
“In Australia, conversation about people who seek asylum often feels disconnected from the people – the real flesh and blood people – whose lives are most affected. The reasons for...
I don’t want any slaves working for me
I have the power to show, through the choices I make, that everybody matters – that I don’t want any slaves working for me, says Good Samaritan Sister Sarah Puls.
You’re not alone, I’m with you
In my life, angels have taught me the importance of just being with people, without expectation or judgement, writes Good Samaritan Sister Sarah Puls.
Holding on to hope
I don’t know about the rest of the country, but I’m tired and I’m frustrated, and I’m struggling to find hope for a way forward regarding Australia’s treatment of asylum...
Can we open our hearts and minds?
We need to open our hearts and minds to the bigger story of asylum seekers in Australia, writes Good Samaritan Sister Sarah Puls.