Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

Forum: Smuggled to Freedom – Behind the anti-people smuggling rhetoric

Tuesday, March 27, 6.30pm @ The Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne 300 (map) Facebook event! Refugee Action Collective Victoria is proud to host a public forum to challenge the anti-people smuggling rhetoric dominant in Australian politics. Seeking asylum by boat is not a crime. However, those who assist asylum seekers to reach Australia’s shores(…)

2012 Easter convergence on refugee detention centres

This Easter, on the year of the 20th anniversary since the introduction of mandatory detention and the preceding two decades of demonising asylum seekers, refugee activists will converge on detention centres around the country to say ’20 years too long!’ and demand that all refugees be freed. National convergence on Darwin, April 6-9 Why Darwin?(…)

Media Release: Man stitches his lips in Broadmeadows Detention Centre

As tensions once again rise at MITA (Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation) in Broadmeadows, an Iranian man, aged 28, stitched his lips up this morning (Monday) as a sign of desperation. He has been detained for 11 months. His friend told Serco and medical staff that he was concerned about his friend and warned them. Serco(…)