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Media Release: Concern for Iranian refugees on hunger strike in Broadmeadows Detention Centre

Refugee activists are concerned about the welfare of two Iranian refugees currently on hunger strike in Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation in Broadmeadows. The Refugee Action Collective (Victoria) is also concerned about the growing number of refugees who remain detained after receiving their refugee status, whilst awaiting security checks from ASIO that take far too long.(…)

From 2011, on to 2012 and to end 20 years of mandatory detention

From 2011, on to 2012 and to end 20 years of mandatory detention

2011 was an incredible year for the Refugee Action Collective, with the continuation of mandatory detention, the arrival of policies such as the Malaysian so-called “solution” and the possibility of deportations, refugee activists in Melbourne held protests, actions, vigils and speak outs outside detention centres, on the streets, outside immigration departments, the Labor party’s office(…)

Media Release: Refugee Action Collective calls on the government to decriminalise people smuggling

Media Release: Refugee Action Collective calls on the government to decriminalise people smuggling

The Refugee Action Collective (Victoria) is saddened by the news of over 200 asylum seekers who have potentially died at sea on their way to Australia to seek asylum. The Refugee Action Collective also condemns the anti-people smuggling policies of the Gillard Labor government and places them with the blame for the death of possibly(…)