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2012 World Refugee Day Rally: 12 noon Sunday 17 June, starting State Parliament House 1

20 years too long! End Mandatory Detention Sunday 17 June, 12 noon Gather State Parliament House, Spring Street, Melbourne CBD Speakers then march to join the EMERGE Festival in Fitzroy Bring your banners, signs and messages This year is the 20th anniversary of the introduction of mandatory detention for all asylum seekers who arrive in(…)

Why are you marching on World Refugee Day? 0

Why are you marching on World Refugee Day? Is it because 20 years of mandatory detention has been 20 years too long? Because you are sick of hearing about another suicide, suicide attempt or act of self-harm inside detention? Because you believe refugees have a basic human right to seek asylum? Because children being locked(…)

Media Release: Tamil refugee from the Oceanic Viking attempts suicide overnight 0

For immediate release: Tamil refugee from the Oceanic Viking attempts suicide overnight A Tamil man who was on the Oceanic Viking has attempted suicide in Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation in Broadmeadows overnight. Jasee is the third Tamil with a negative ASIO security clearance to try and take his own life this month. Tamils in this(…)