Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

Media Release

Media Release 11/09 | REFUGEE ACTION COLLECTIVE CONDEMNS LATEST FORCED DEPORTATIONS

The Refugee Action Collective Victoria (RAC) has condemned the Immigration Department’s attempt to forcibly deport of over a dozen refugees last night and called on refugee supporters to mobilise against deportations. According to Aran Mylvaganam of the Tamil Refugee Council, most of the men are Tamil refugees who had had been held in detention centres(…)

Tamil Refugee Council Media Release 10/09 | MEDICAL REPORT: DETENTION MAKING BILOELA CHILDREN SICK

The Tamil Refugee Council has condemned the ongoing detention of a Tamil family removed earlier this year from their home in Biloela, central Queensland, after a new medical report noted emerging behavioural problems in the children. The family — Priya, Nades and their infant daughters Kopiga, 3, and Tharnicca (Dharuniga), 14 months — has been(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 5/9 | COURT ORDERS BLINDED MANUS MORRISON VICTIM TO AUSTRALIA

An Iraqi refugee who was one of two people left blind in one eye after the attacks on the Manus detention centre in February 2014, has been flown to Brisbane after a court order in Melbourne last week. Mohammad lost the sight in his right eye in the same attack that resulted in the death(…)