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MEDIA RELEASE 16/01/18 | HUNGER STRIKE STARTS OVER IMMIGRATION DETENTION VISITS RESTRICTIONS

REFUGEE ACTION COALITION MEDIA RELEASE Over two hundred detainees at two detention centres, Villawood in Sydney and Maribynong in Melbourne, have declared a hunger strike in protest at visiting restrictions recently announced by Border Force. The detainees have been on hunger strike for more than 24 hours, since the morning of Monday 15 January. Posters declaring the(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 28/12 | MANUS ASYLUM SEEKERS EXPEL EX-WILSON GUARDS FROM HILLSIDE CAMP

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE MANUS ASYLUM SEEKERS EXPEL EX-WILSON GUARDS FROM HILLSIDE CAMP Asylum seekers at the Hillside Camp, Manus Island have expelled all ex-Wilson Security guards from their camp area. Former Wilson’s guards, who used to work at the detention centre, are now employed by Paladin, the company contracted to provide security for(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 15/12 | PNG SUPREME COURT RULES MAJOR VICTORY TO MANUS ASYLUM SEEKERS

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE  PNG SUPREME COURT RULES MAJOR VICTORY TO MANUS ASYLUM SEEKERS  The full bench of the PNG Supreme Court today (Friday) finally handed a ruling formally finding that the human rights of all those sent to Manus Island have been breached.  The victory comes after almost two years of deliberate attempts(…)