Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

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Media release – Dec 3, 2013 – TPV Senate vote is victory for refugees – permanent processing must begin 0

TPV Senate vote is victory for refugees  – permanent processing must begin   In a win for refugees, the Labor has backed a Greens motion to disallow Temporary Protection Visas (TPV’s).     “TPVs are cruel and unnecessary punishment for seeking asylum, they leave refugees in limbo, making it hard for them to find work, or establish(…)

Statement from Crossing Borders on Asylum Seeker Policy 0

RAC received this statement outlining a campaign launched by the Victorian chapter of Crossing Borders, a national project of the Australian Medical Students Organisation. Seven hundred and fifty medical students across Monash, Melbourne and Deakin universities signed the statement voicing opposition to the indefinite detention of recognised refugees who are given adverse security assessments by(…)

PROTEST: – Tell Mark Dreyfus – Welcome Refugees, scrap PNG deal 1

https://www.facebook.com/events/166079800244054/?ref=2 PROTEST: – Tell Mark Dreyfus – Welcome Refugees, scrap PNG deal Friday July 26 8:00am until 10am

Call out for messages of support to hunger strikers 14

Refugees in the Broadmeadows Detention Centre, MITA (Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation) are currently on hunger strike in a desperate attempt for people to recognise their humanity and to ask the government for their immediate release. Beginning as a hunger strike of 28, some of them have been taken to hospital, fainted and have said they(…)

Refugees with adverse ASIO assessments must be immediately released 0

The Refugee Action Collective welcomes the decision of the High Court ruling invalid the regulation which has allowed the Immigration minister to deny protection visas to refugees based on ‘adverse assessments’ by ASIO. We join the chorus of refugee and human rights advocates calling on the Immigration Minister to immediately release all 54 refugees with(…)

Media Release: Refugee left in limbo attempts suicide in MITA 0

A Kurdish refugee in his mid-30s attempted suicide at approximately 6.00am at the Melbourne Immigration Transit accommodation centre. He was unsuccessful as he was stopped by his friends and SERCO guards. Fearing for his mental health, SERCO and police officers sent him to a hospital at approximately 6.30am. This attempted suicide is the result of(…)