Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

Past Actions

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

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

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(…)

Refugee supporters demand an end to Mandatory Detention

Refugee supporters demand an end to Mandatory Detention

Despite the hot weather, 350 dedicated supporters of refugee rights rallied in Melbourne on Saturday demanding an end to mandatory detention and saying loudly and proudly that refugees are welcome in Australia. Speakers included Aran Vaganam (Tamil Coordinating Committee), Louise Newman (Alliance of Health Professionals for Refugees), Mukhtar (Hazara refugee), Berhan Ahmed (The Greens), Brigid(…)