Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

Media Release

MEDIA RELEASE 24/06 | MANUS CRISIS REACHING BREAKING POINT AS MENTAL DISTRESS WORSENS

Conditions are reaching breaking point on Manus Island. This morning, Monday 24 June, two incidents of self-harm within hours have set the scene for another day of the Manus mental health crisis. One refugee who has swallowed a nail clipper, around 6.30am has been taken to the local hospital, although guards initially refused to transport(…)

MEDIA ALERT 21/06 | ANOTHER MANUS ASYLUM SEEKER SETS HIMSELF ON FIRE

A 31 year old Indian asylum seekers has set fire to himself and his room at the Hillside Compound on Manus Island, around 1.00 pm today (Friday 21 June). Photos of the fire in the Hillside compound and video clip is attached of police and immigration officers extinguishing the fire in Hillside compound. It is(…)

Media Release 15/06 –  Detainee Turns Tables on Serco with Court Win

“Two Serco employees received interim intervention orders at the Broadmeadows Magistrates Court against Ali Yousuf an Iraqi refugee detained indefinitely in MITA detention centre on 01/03/2019. Several months later one of them, who is part of Serco’s Emergency Response Team (ERT), strip searched Ali as he went to celebrate the end of Eid on June(…)