Mornington Peninsula Human Rights Group

Promoting understanding of, and respect for, human rights

Between the devil and the deep blue sea


On 17 October 2013, the Mornington Peninsula Shire hosted an evening to mark anti-poverty week with a range of speakers and a film. As well as the speakers, the event included two stalls selling produce from Timor Leste.

Our chair, Jenni Colwill, was invited to MC the event.

The film was Between the devil and the deep blue sea and recorded the lives of a number of asylum seekers in Indonesia as they sought passage to Australia. This was a deeply moving film and highly recommended. Visit the film web site to learn more about it.

 For more information contact:

Asylum Seekers Centre in Dandenong. The Asylum Seekers Centre  is a wholly voluntary (no paid staff)  interdenominational Christian response to the needs of Asylum Seekers and Refugees.

New Hope Foundation in Frankston. New Hope Foundation provides settlement, welfare, advocacy and individual support and referral services for migrants, refugees and culturally and linguistically diverse people.