Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

Past Actions

Refugee activists in WA protest outside Leonora detention centre 0

Refugee Rights Action Network organised a protest convergence to Leonora Detention Centre over the weekend of the 28th to the 29th of January where they uncovered children who have been in detention for over a year despite Bowen’s promise last year to release all children by June. From the RRAN website: Around 40 refugee supporters(…)

From 2011, on to 2012 and to end 20 years of mandatory detention

From 2011, on to 2012 and to end 20 years of mandatory detention 0

2011 was an incredible year for the Refugee Action Collective, with the continuation of mandatory detention, the arrival of policies such as the Malaysian so-called “solution” and the possibility of deportations, refugee activists in Melbourne held protests, actions, vigils and speak outs outside detention centres, on the streets, outside immigration departments, the Labor party’s office(…)

Candle-lit vigil and performance for refugees in detention over Christmas

Candle-lit vigil and performance for refugees in detention over Christmas 0

On Thursday, December 15, the Refugee Action Collective (Victoria) held a vigil and performative action to remember over 4,000 asylum seekers and refugees that will languish in immigration detention over Christmas. Supporters and activists, and passers-by helped to light the 4,000 candles and keep them alight over a few hours as musicians performed and passers-by(…)