Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

2017 Media Releases

MEDIA RELEASE 26/10 |END THE MANUS SIEGE; RESTORE FOOD AND SERVICES

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE END THE MANUS SIEGE; RESTORE FOOD AND SERVICES Refugee groups have called for the Australian government to end the siege of the Manus detention centre. After ignoring a PNG Supreme Court ruling since April 2016, the government is resorting to depriving refugees and asylum seekers of food, water and medical(…)

MEDIA RELEASE | URGENT NEED FOR HUMAN RIGHTS OBSERVERS TO GO TO MANUS NAVY TAKE-OVER OF MANUS WILL PUT LIVES AT RISK

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE URGENT NEED FOR HUMAN RIGHTS OBSERVERS TO GO TO MANUS NAVY TAKE-OVER OF MANUS WILL PUT LIVES AT RISK Refugees and asylum seekers in the Manus detention centre have been given individual notices that declares that the centre will be taken over by the PNG navy after 31 October. The(…)

Australia a ‘human rights hypocrite’, says refugee group

Australia a ‘human rights hypocrite’, says refugee group ‘Australia taking a position on the UN Human Rights Commission is a travesty, says Max Costello for the Refugee Action Collective (RAC) in Melbourne. ‘Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says that Australia will take the position alongside countries whose human rights records are “questionable at best”. But this(…)