Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

Media Release

MEDIA RELEASE 15/06 | ANOTHER ASYLUM SEEKER DIES ON NAURU

Tragic news from Nauru, that a 26 year-old Iranian asylum seekers has been found dead, believed to have suicide, this morning. He was found dead in his family’s tent in the RPC 3 around 9.00am, Sydney time. His death comes only three weeks since a Rohingya refugee died on Manus Island. It brings the tragic(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 30/5 | CHRISTMAS ISLAND ROOFTOP PROTEST ENDS AFTER FOUR DAYS

The defiant rooftop protest on the Green 1 compound of the Christmas Island detention centre ended yesterday evening around 6.30pm (Christmas Island time, Tuesday 29 May) a few hours into the fifth day of protest. The two Iranian asylum seekers came down from the roof and are now being held in the punishment compound, White(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 28/5 | CHRISTMAS ISLAND ROOFTOP PROTEST INTO ITS THIRD DAY

The defiant rooftop protest on the Green 1 compound of the Christmas Island detention centre has entered its third day. This morning (Monday 28 May) Australian Federal Police officers threatened the protesters that they would be charged unless they came down, but refused to say what they could be charged with. Asylum seekers in adjacent(…)