Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

2017 Media Releases

MEDIA RELEASE 23/01 | SECOND GROUP OF MANUS REFUGEES FLY TO THE US

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE SECOND GROUP OF MANUS REFUGEES FLY TO THE US The second group of refugees to be accepted for resettlement in the US has left Port Moresby for the United States this morning (Tuesday 23 Januaury) – photos attached, leaving the Port Moresby hotel early this morning; a small group of(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 26/01| FEARS FOR TWO-WEEK OLD REFUGEE BABY ON NAURU

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE FEARS FOR TWO-WEEK OLD REFUGEE BABY ON NAURU There are serious concerns for the welfare of a two-week baby boy on Nauru. The baby was born to Iranian refugees on 12 January. The baby has a seriously infected umbilicus that has been left untreated since Thursday after the baby’s mother(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 16/01/18 | HUNGER STRIKE STARTS OVER IMMIGRATION DETENTION VISITS RESTRICTIONS

REFUGEE ACTION COALITION MEDIA RELEASE Over two hundred detainees at two detention centres, Villawood in Sydney and Maribynong in Melbourne, have declared a hunger strike in protest at visiting restrictions recently announced by Border Force. The detainees have been on hunger strike for more than 24 hours, since the morning of Monday 15 January. Posters declaring the(…)