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 0

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 0

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(…)

Refugee activists oppose removing human rights from Migration Act; All MPs who support human rights should vote against Gillard’s amendments. 0

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(…)