Archive for the ‘Media’ Category

Remembering the Fall of Saigon and Vietnam’s Mass ‘Boat People’ Exodus

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
On April 30, 1975, American troops withdrew from Saigon as the city fell to the North Vietnamese. One refugee remembers the chaos of the day and her long odyssey to freedom. In the waning days of April 1975, Carina Hoang and her family hunkered down inside a cramped bomb shelter and listened to the rockets scorching the skies above Bien Hoa. From time to time the children dashed outside, to go to the bathroom or grab a morsel of food, and then retreated to the bunker. North VietnameRead More....

The West – Let’s show our heart and help those in need

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
"We certainly do not want to see children in detention...I am looking forward to the day when no one is in immigration detention." These were Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s words on March 27, in response to a question by independent Tasmanian MP Andrew Wilkie about why 315 children were in prison-like facilities on Christmas Island, some for more than a year.
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Debate on Australian Treatment of Boat People

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
History's judgement will be to vindicate our treatment of 'boat people'. There are millions of people fleeing the depredations of war, oppression and persecution. In their search for safety many choose to make the hazardous journey to far off lands - crossing perilous seas where too many have lost their lives. Governments around the world are struggling to develop policies that achieve the proper balance needed to meet humanitarian concerns, legal obligations and poRead More....

Tough boat stance uncalled for

Friday, September 20th, 2013
Is the asylum seeker problem an illusion created by politicians to arouse fear, asks Carina Hoang. Opinion_The-West-Australian

Media excerpts

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011
Interview on Little Saigon TV [Video] Interview on Truyen hinh Vietnam TV [Video] [caption id="attachment_493" align="aligncenter" width="162" caption="Sea of Resilience - The Weekend West (part 1)"]Read More....

Nguoi News article

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011
Tượng đài thuyền nhân dựng lên tại Kuku
Carina Oanh Hoàng là tên người phụ nữ không còn xa lạ với những thuyền nhân Việt Nam, nhất là những người có thân nhân còn nằm lại nơi những trại tị nạn ở Indonesia trong hành trình vượt biển từ mấy mươi năm về trước. [...excerpt] Read More....

Nguoi Viet Daily News article

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011
Former refugees retrace their path to freedom
By NGOC-LAN NGUYEN and THAI DINH / Nguoi Viet Daily News - Special to the Register PULAU GALANG, Indonesia On the sands of a dried-out lagoon on the remote island of Pulau Galang sits the remains of a tiny Vietnamese fishing boat. On the side of the boat, the registration number can still be seen: TV 4050 TS. Local residents still remember the day the boat washed up on their shore. It was in 1985 when fishermen found the boat floRead More....

ABC National Radio Interview

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011
ABC National Radio Interview
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VOA news article

Thursday, April 28th, 2011
Nữ thuyền nhân người Việt giúp hàn gắn vết thương chiến tranh
Hồi giữa tháng Tư vừa qua, bà Carina Hoàng, tức Hoàng Thị Oanh Oanh, đã cùng 16 người Úc, Ý, Nhật, và Thuyền Nhân Việt Nam vừa trở lại những hòn đảo thuộc khu vực Anambas của Indonesia, nơi đã từng cưu mang trên 40,000 thuyền nhân Việt Nam để tìm thăm mộ của một số thuyền nhân đã qua đời ở nơi đây. Nhưng đó không phRead More....