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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(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 2/10 | ANOTHER TRAGIC REFUGEE SUICIDE AS DUTTON’S OFFSHORE POLICY CLAIMS ANOTHER VICTIM

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE ANOTHER TRAGIC REFUGEE SUICIDE AS DUTTON’S  OFFSHORE POLICY CLAIMS ANOTHER VICTIM A Tamil refugee was found hanging next to the Lorengau hospital kitchen in the early hours of this morning (Monday, 2 October). His death is the second suicide on Manus in less than two months. The 32 year-old Tamil man(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 27/09 | TWENTY-SEVEN REFUGEES LEAVE NAURU FOR THE US

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE TWENTY-SEVEN REFUGEES LEAVE NAURU FOR THE US Tewnty-seven refugees left Nauru this morning bound for Port Moresby, the first leg of a 50-hour long journey to resettled in the USA (link to video clip below) . The group included families, single men and single women, from a varity of countries(…)