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Rally: 6 Years Too Long – Close Manus & Nauru – Bring Them Here

SATURDAY JULY 20, 2PM, STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/598607583941444/ 6 Years Too Long – Close Manus & Nauru – Bring Them Here The re-election of the Morrison government is a setback for refugees, but Morrison has no mandate for anti-refugee racism, and we know that this government can and must be fought. The Coalition(…)

Post election strategy discussion for refugee rights movement

MONDAY JUNE 3, 6:30-8:30PM, 535 ELIZABETH STREET, MELBOURNE Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1256560351160360/ Morrison’s election is a setback for refugees, but we know that this is a government that can be fought. Morrison was forced against his wishes to get kids of Nauru. Come to a post-election strategy discussion hosted by the Refugee Action Collective, to discuss how(…)

No Mandate 4 Refugee Racism: Bring Them Here, Free Priya & Nades

FRIDAY MAY 24, 5:30PM, STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2186205281495043/ Snap Rally: No Mandate for Refugee Racism – Bring the Refugees Here Free Priya, Nades & Family The return of the Morrison government is bad news for refugees. Priya, Nades and their family now face imminent deportation, and the possibility of immediately getting 150 refugees(…)

MEDIA ALERT 21/03 | SAUDI ASYLUM SEEKERS PROTEST FOR WOMEN’S AND HUMAN RIGHTS

Saudi women asylum seekers and their supporters will hold a protest in front of the Sydney Saudi Arabian consulate from 12.00 – 1.00pm, Friday 22 March, 89 York St, City. Saudi women will speak out at the protest. The recent case of 18 year-old Saudi woman, Rahaf Mohammed Mutlaq Alqunun, who was detained in Thailand, on(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 7/03 | ANOTHER VILLAWOOD SUICIDE ATTEMPT 

A 27 year-old Afghan asylum seeker has been taken to hospital following his attempt to hang himself in the high security Blaxland compound of the Villawood detention centre (Thursday 7 March). He was found around 5.00 am. His present condition is unknown. He has been held in detention since 2012. “The terrible toll of indefinite(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 5/03 | REFUGEE SUICIDE DEMANDS IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF ALL ‘AT RISK’ DETAINEES CLOSE ALL THE DETENTION CENTRES

“The tragic death last night of the second immigration detainee in less than two months, demands immediate action from the government,” said Ian Rintoul, spokesperson for the Refugee Action  Coalition, ” The government must immediately release all ‘at-risk’ detainees from immigration detention. “It is clear the mental health crisis that is created by long-term detention,(…)