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Refugee supporters demand an end to Mandatory Detention

Refugee supporters demand an end to Mandatory Detention

Despite the hot weather, 350 dedicated supporters of refugee rights rallied in Melbourne on Saturday demanding an end to mandatory detention and saying loudly and proudly that refugees are welcome in Australia. Speakers included Aran Vaganam (Tamil Coordinating Committee), Louise Newman (Alliance of Health Professionals for Refugees), Mukhtar (Hazara refugee), Berhan Ahmed (The Greens), Brigid(…)

Nov 5 – Rally for Refugees!

Nov 5, 12.00pm @ The State Library lawns on Swanston Street, Melbourne. After the High Court decision, we need to step up the pressure… Not Malaysia! Not Nauru! No Offshore Processing! End Mandatory Detention! Following the High Court decision striking down the Malaysian “solution” and the attempt by the Labor government to ignore that, writing(…)

Refugee activists oppose removing human rights from Migration Act; All MPs who support human rights should vote against Gillard’s amendments.

The Refugee Action Collective opposes the proposed changes to the Migration Act by the Labor government and any amendments proposed by the Liberal opposition. It believes all amendments seek to strip any safeguards for human rights and defies international law. The changes proposed by Prime Minster Julia Gillard and Immigration Minister Chris Bowen make Australia’s(…)