Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

MEDIA RELEASE 19/02 | ANOTHER SUICIDE ATTEMPT AT MITA

A 19 year-old Iraqi asylum seeker has attempted suicide in the MITA North compound of the Melbourne detention centre. He was found by Ali, another detainee, hanging behind the locked door of his room, around 5.30pm. It is believed he is being treated at the medical centre in MITA.. The compound has now been locked(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 14/02 | AUSTRALIA’S TREATMENT OF REFUGEES  CONDEMNED AT INTERNATIONAL AWARD CEREMONY

Abdul Aziz Muhamat, a Sudanese refugee unlawfully held for over five years on Manus Island has won the prestigious Martin Ennals Award, presented in Geneva yesterday, 13 February. “Australia’s treatment of refugees has again been exposed and condemned on the world stage,” said Ian Rintoul, a spokesperson for the Refugee Action Coalition, “It is fantastic(…)

11:30am Mar 2 | Don’t reopen Christmas Island, Close all Detention Centres

11:30am Mar 2 | Don’t reopen Christmas Island, Close all Detention Centres

When: 11:30am – 1pm, Saturday 2nd March 2019 Where: State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston St, Melbourne Facebook event here Following the passing of the amended Medivac Bill, Scot Morrison has announced his intention to reopen Christmas Island Detention Centre. He has stated that his aim is to transfer 300 sick people back into a(…)