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MEDIA RELEASE 30/07 | GUILTY ! CORONER’S FINDINGS DAMN OFFSHORE DETENTION

The coroner’s finding in regard to the death of Hamid Khazaie have damned the government’s offshore detention policy. The coroner noted that the Pacific Solution Mark II version of offshore detention was created after the Expert Panel reported to the Gillard government in 2012 and deliberately included “disincentives” to asylum seekers arriving by boat. While(…)

Media Release – Tamil Refugee Council 24/07 | UN CONFIRMS THAT TORTURE IS ‘ROUTINE’ AND ‘SYSTEMATIC’ IN SRI LANKA

Tuesday 24 July 2018 UN CONFIRMS THAT TORTURE IS ‘ROUTINE’ AND ‘SYSTEMATIC’ IN SRI LANKA The Tamil Refugee Council has again called on the Australian government to end the deportation of Tamil asylum seekers to Sri Lanka, after the United Nations found evidence of widespread torture in the country. The report of Special Rapporteur Ben(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 22/07 | TWENTY-THREE REFUGEES LEAVE NAURU FOR THE US

Twenty-three refugees flew from Nauru to the US today, Sunday 22 July. The group includes two Rohingyan families, one couple with their three children; the other a father and his two sons. The rest are single men – Rohingyan, Afghans, Pakistanis and Tamils. The refugees final destinations include New York, Oregan and Colorada. Over 1520(…)