Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

Media Release

MEDIA RELEASE 19/02 | ANOTHER SUICIDE ATTEMPT AT MITA

A 19 year-old Iraqi asylum seeker has attempted suicide in the MITA North compound of the Melbourne detention centre. He was found by Ali, another detainee, hanging behind the locked door of his room, around 5.30pm. It is believed he is being treated at the medical centre in MITA.. The compound has now been locked(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 14/02 | AUSTRALIA’S TREATMENT OF REFUGEES  CONDEMNED AT INTERNATIONAL AWARD CEREMONY

Abdul Aziz Muhamat, a Sudanese refugee unlawfully held for over five years on Manus Island has won the prestigious Martin Ennals Award, presented in Geneva yesterday, 13 February. “Australia’s treatment of refugees has again been exposed and condemned on the world stage,” said Ian Rintoul, a spokesperson for the Refugee Action Coalition, “It is fantastic(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 12/02 | MORRISON DEFEAT A STEP FORWARD FOR REFUGEES; NOW BRING THEM ALL HERE

The news that the Medivac amendments have been carried by the federal parliament is being celebrated on Manus and Nauru, tonight. There are twenty-five men in PIH hospital in Port Moresby that must be immediately transferred to Australia. Most of them have been waiting many months for treatment they cannot get in Port Moresby. Similarly,(…)