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MEDIA RELEASE 7/11 | MANUS REJECTIONS MORE PROOF OF FAILURE OF US RESETTLEMENT DEAL

Yesterday, Tuesday 6 November, 32 people on Manus Island received answers to their applications for resettlement in the US. Only nine of the 32 were accepted – four Rohingyans, three Afghans, one Tamil, two Pakistanis. The only Iranian in this most recent list was rejected by the US. There were no Somalis, or Sudanese on(…)

T4R MEDIA RELEASE 7/11 | Teachers for Refugees calls on principals to defy department over Walk Off 

Teachers for Refugees is calling on Victorian school principals to defy Department of Education and Training instructions issued today not to authorise absences for the Walk Off for refugee #KidsOffAllOff set for November 20th. “The tide of action to close the camps will not be silenced by departmental circulars. Principals must stick to human rights(…)

T4R MEDIA RELEASE 7/11 | Teachers Walk Off for Refugees spreads to Queensland

Teachers are not appeased by government promises to get kids off Nauru by Christmas. Queensland Teachers Union delegates voted unanimously on Saturday to join the Victorian teacher Walk Off protest on November 20th. The Queensland teachers are demanding all the children and their families must be off Nauru by November 20th. Victorian teachers remain committed to the(…)

Media Release 31/10 | Children from Nauru, detained in Australia and not going to school

“Prime Minister Scott Morrison claims the Coalition government has got children out of detention on the mainland and is ‘quietly’ getting children off Nauru. This is a lie. Not only has the Morrison government spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on lawyers to fight children on Nauru coming to Australia, but many of those children brought(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 23/10 | PNG SUPREME COURT DISMISSES MANUS CASE ON TECHNICALITY

The PNG Supreme Court has dismissed the case of Behrouz Boochani and 730 other Manus detainees for the constitutional enforcement of their rights. The Supreme Court ruled that the case was essentially a compensation case for the breach of their human rights prior to the Supreme Court orders in 2016 that the Lombrum detention centre(…)

MEDIA ALERT 23/10 | MANUS SUPREME COURT DECISION TO BE HANDED DOWN TODAY, 2PM

The long-awaited judgement of the PNG Supreme Court regarding illegal imprisonment and enforcement of constitutional and human rights of the Manus asylum seekers will be handed down today, Tuesday 23 October, at 2pm. The PNG court decision will lay the basis for seeking summary judgement for compensation and also orders for the unconditional release of(…)