Approach welcome

It is such a refreshing change to see a compassionate approach to the refugee issue in our local paper, when most of the mainstream media and the two main political parties are advocating hardline, almost inhumane, policies.

It is a difficult issue with global causes and likely to get much worse in the coming decades. We can’t solve it in Perth, not even in Australia, but we can try to remember that most of the individuals in detention centres are exiled from their homes and victims of trauma.