Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

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Action Alert: Human Rights Day Refugee Rally to call for end to offshore crisis

Action Alert: Human Rights Day Refugee Rally to call for end to offshore crisis Refugee supporters will rally on Human Rights Day, 6.30pm December 10 in the Bourke St Mall, calling to end offshore processing and bring the refugees here. The rally will also call on MPs to back the Phelps refugee bill when federal(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 4/12 | MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS ON MANUS ISLAND; LABOR MUST BACK PHELPS’ BILL

There are now almost daily suicide attempts among refugees on Manus Island, and no medical facilities to cope with the crisis.   The small Pacific International Hospital (PIH) at the East Lorengau compound has only one room to treat emergency patients, so there is no place to care for in-patients, so they are returned unsupervised(…)

Contact Labor MPs – Bill in Parliament to get all children and families off Nauru

Bill in Parliament to get all children and families off Nauru: Contact Labor MPs    

MEDIA RELEASE 7/11 | MANUS REJECTIONS MORE PROOF OF FAILURE OF US RESETTLEMENT DEAL

Yesterday, Tuesday 6 November, 32 people on Manus Island received answers to their applications for resettlement in the US. Only nine of the 32 were accepted – four Rohingyans, three Afghans, one Tamil, two Pakistanis. The only Iranian in this most recent list was rejected by the US. There were no Somalis, or Sudanese on(…)

T4R MEDIA RELEASE 7/11 | Teachers for Refugees calls on principals to defy department over Walk Off 

Teachers for Refugees is calling on Victorian school principals to defy Department of Education and Training instructions issued today not to authorise absences for the Walk Off for refugee #KidsOffAllOff set for November 20th. “The tide of action to close the camps will not be silenced by departmental circulars. Principals must stick to human rights(…)

T4R MEDIA RELEASE 7/11 | Teachers Walk Off for Refugees spreads to Queensland

Teachers are not appeased by government promises to get kids off Nauru by Christmas. Queensland Teachers Union delegates voted unanimously on Saturday to join the Victorian teacher Walk Off protest on November 20th. The Queensland teachers are demanding all the children and their families must be off Nauru by November 20th. Victorian teachers remain committed to the(…)