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MEDIA RELEASE 25/01 | VILLAWOOD SUICIDE: DETENTION CLAIMS ANOTHER VICTIM

A 33 year-old refugee, from Sierra Leone has hanged himself in Villawood Detention Centre. He was found in his room around 4.30pm, this afternoon, Friday 25 January. It is understood that Musa (not his real name)  had been held in the detention centre around three years, and had previously been diagnosed with psychiatric problems. Tragically,(…)

Jan 23 – Solidarity with National Detention Centre Protests

SOLIDARITY WITH NATIONAL DETENTION CENTRE PROTESTS When: 4pm, January 23 Where: Department of Immigration and Border Protection, 2 Lonsdale St, East Melbourne Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2357828367779768/   Refugee supporters will rally at the Immigration Dept at Casselden Place in support of detainees participating in the national hunger strike protest. • End Serco Abuse • End Detention(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 2/1 | GOVERNMENT DETENTION CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT IS A FRAUD

The Refugee Action Coalition has dismissed the government announcement that Maribynong and Blaxland at Villawood will close, as an empty gesture. “The fact is that the government has increased detention capacity with new compounds being opened at Yongah Hill, and a high detention facility opening in the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation, to replace Maribynong,” said(…)