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MEDIA RELEASE 14/02 | AUSTRALIA’S TREATMENT OF REFUGEES  CONDEMNED AT INTERNATIONAL AWARD CEREMONY

Abdul Aziz Muhamat, a Sudanese refugee unlawfully held for over five years on Manus Island has won the prestigious Martin Ennals Award, presented in Geneva yesterday, 13 February. “Australia’s treatment of refugees has again been exposed and condemned on the world stage,” said Ian Rintoul, a spokesperson for the Refugee Action Coalition, “It is fantastic(…)

1pm Mar 2 | Don’t reopen Christmas Island, Close all Detention Centres

1pm Mar 2 | Don’t reopen Christmas Island, Close all Detention Centres

When: 1pm-2:30, Saturday 2nd March 2019 Where: State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston St, Melbourne Facebook event here Following the passing of the amended Medivac Bill, Scot Morrison has announced his intention to reopen Christmas Island Detention Centre. He has stated that his aim is to transfer 300 sick people back into a detention centre almost(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 12/02 | MORRISON DEFEAT A STEP FORWARD FOR REFUGEES; NOW BRING THEM ALL HERE

The news that the Medivac amendments have been carried by the federal parliament is being celebrated on Manus and Nauru, tonight. There are twenty-five men in PIH hospital in Port Moresby that must be immediately transferred to Australia. Most of them have been waiting many months for treatment they cannot get in Port Moresby. Similarly,(…)