Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

2011 Media Releases

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(…)

Bridging visas welcome, but government refugee policy still inhumane

Bridging visas welcome, but government refugee policy still inhumane

Recent changes to the immigration process with some asylum seekers released into the community under ‘bridging visas’ whilst their claims are being processed are welcome, but sadly do not spell the end of mandatory detention. A new detention centre continues to be built at Wickham point near Darwin. The rate of release on bridging visas(…)

Nov 19 – EMERGENCY PROTEST to stop Hazara asylum seeker being deported

Saturday 19 November, 11am, Federation Square NO DEPORTATION NO MANDATORY DETENTION VISAS NOW!!!! Hazara asylum seeker Ismail Jan from Villawood is facing deportation back to Afghanistan this weekend. There are last minute legal challenges in an attempt to stop this happening. The situation in Afghanistan is still very dangerous. Lets stand together to demand a(…)