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MEDIA RELEASE 30/10 |GOVERNMENT MUST ACT TO STOP THE MANUS CLOSURE; NO FORCED RELOCATIONS: BRING THEM HERE

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE GOVERNMENT MUST ACT TO STOP THE MANUS CLOSURE; NO FORCED RELOCATIONS: BRING THEM HERE Hundreds of Manusians have signed a petition opposing the forced relocation of the men in the Manus detention cenre and calling for the Australian government to take all the asylum seekers and refugees back to Australia.(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 26/10 |END THE MANUS SIEGE; RESTORE FOOD AND SERVICES

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE END THE MANUS SIEGE; RESTORE FOOD AND SERVICES Refugee groups have called for the Australian government to end the siege of the Manus detention centre. After ignoring a PNG Supreme Court ruling since April 2016, the government is resorting to depriving refugees and asylum seekers of food, water and medical(…)

MEDIA RELEASE | URGENT NEED FOR HUMAN RIGHTS OBSERVERS TO GO TO MANUS NAVY TAKE-OVER OF MANUS WILL PUT LIVES AT RISK

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE URGENT NEED FOR HUMAN RIGHTS OBSERVERS TO GO TO MANUS NAVY TAKE-OVER OF MANUS WILL PUT LIVES AT RISK Refugees and asylum seekers in the Manus detention centre have been given individual notices that declares that the centre will be taken over by the PNG navy after 31 October. The(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 13/10 | RESETTLEMENT FARCE AS MANUS REFUGEES FACE MORE THREATS

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE RESETTLEMENT FARCE AS MANUS REFUGEES FACE MORE THREATS The latest notice on Manus Island (see attached) announces the next stage in trying to force refugees out of the detention centre and into greater danger in the Lorengau settlement. Refugees can no longer purchase anything at the detention centre canteen, nor(…)

Tamil Refugee Council Press Release | TAMIL MAN DIES ON MANUS ISLAND

The death of a Tamil asylum seeker on Manus Island on Monday is further evidence that the Australian government’s refugee policy is killing people, a spokesman for the Tamil Refugee Council said today. “Rajeev Rajendran was just 32 and had everything to live for. But the suffering he has endured at the hands of the(…)

7pm Fri 6 Oct | Speak out: No More Manus Deaths – Vigil for Rajeev

7pm Fri 6 Oct | Speak out: No More Manus Deaths – Vigil for Rajeev

When: 7-8:30pm Friday 6th October Where: Bourke St Mall (corner Bourke and Swanston Sts), Melbourne RAC will hold a speak out over the death of 32 year old Rajeev Rajendran on Manus Island. Evolens projections on the corner of Swanston & Bourke Sts will start from 7.30pm speakers include Aran Mylvaganam – Tamil Refugee Council(…)