Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

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MEDIA RELEASE 17/6 | REFUGEES LEAVE FOR THE US, AS NAURU GRIEVES

A bitter sweet moment on Nauru as 21 refugees leave Nauru for the United States today Sunday 17 June (photos attached), only two days after a beloved asylum seeker died in a suspected suicide. The 21 leaving Nauru are from Myanamr, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. The group includes two families (one from Myanmar and(…)

TRC Media Release 21/6 | BILOELA REFUGEE FAMILY REMAINS AT RISK OF DEPORTATION AFTER LEGAL SETBACK

The Tamil Refugee Council today again criticised the federal government’s immigration laws, following the failure of a Tamil family’s Federal Circuit Court appeal to be granted the right to stay in Australia. Priya, her husband Nades and their two daughters – aged 1 and 3, born in Australia – have now spent more than 100(…)

UPDATED LOCATION FOR 18 JUNE MEETING

Note that this Monday 18 June 2018, we will be meeting in room 013.01.003, Emily McPherson building The big white building on the southwest corner of Russell and Victoria. Enter via Franklin St (ie. the Victoria St side). All are welcome!

MEDIA RELEASE 15/06 | THREAT LEVEL RAISES ON NAURU AFTER ASLUM SEEKER DEATH

Canstruct, the Nauru detention management company, has declared a “threat level 3” (probable) at the RPC 1 and 3 in the aftermath of today’s suicide. RPC 1 is the detention administrative centre and also houses the IHMS clinic, where the brother and the mother of the deceased Iranian man, “Farhad” (not his real name) were(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 15/06 | ANOTHER ASYLUM SEEKER DIES ON NAURU

Tragic news from Nauru, that a 26 year-old Iranian asylum seekers has been found dead, believed to have suicide, this morning. He was found dead in his family’s tent in the RPC 3 around 9.00am, Sydney time. His death comes only three weeks since a Rohingya refugee died on Manus Island. It brings the tragic(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 30/5 | CHRISTMAS ISLAND ROOFTOP PROTEST ENDS AFTER FOUR DAYS

The defiant rooftop protest on the Green 1 compound of the Christmas Island detention centre ended yesterday evening around 6.30pm (Christmas Island time, Tuesday 29 May) a few hours into the fifth day of protest. The two Iranian asylum seekers came down from the roof and are now being held in the punishment compound, White(…)