Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

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MEDIA RELEASE 2/10 | CURFEW CRACKDOWN ON MANUS AS US REJECTS MORE REFUGEES

A notice abruptly posted that the back gate of West Haus detention compound (photo attached) will be closed from 5.00pm to 6.00am Manus Island, has further restricted refugee’s movement on the island. A 6.00pm – 6.000am curfew already applies to all three refugee compounds on the island prison – East Lorengau Transit Accommodation, West Haus(…)

MEDIA ALERT UPDATE 30 Sept: LABOR SENATOR AND CATHOLIC BISHOP OPPOSE DEPORTATION OF VIETNAMESE MOTHER

Labor Senator Gavin Marshall will speak at an urgent solidarity protest at the Federal Circuit Court (305 William st, Melbourne) tomorrow, Monday 1st of October at 8:30 am to oppose the impending deportation Vietnamese Catholic asylum seeker, Huyen Tran. If Huyen is deported she faces indefinite separation from her baby Isabella and husband Paul. Bishop Vincent Long, a(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 18/9 | EIGHT MANUS REFUGEES TO THE US; HUNDREDS LEFT IN LIMBO; MEDICAL CRISIS CONTINUES

Eight refugees, single men previously held on Manus Island, flew from Port Moresby today, Tuesday, 18 September, to be resettled in the US. The eight are single men, one Iranian, two Tamils, two Pakistanis, two Rohingyan and one Afghan. The total number of refugees from Manus accepted by the US so far, is just 130.(…)

Media Release 11/09 | REFUGEE ACTION COLLECTIVE CONDEMNS LATEST FORCED DEPORTATIONS

The Refugee Action Collective Victoria (RAC) has condemned the Immigration Department’s attempt to forcibly deport of over a dozen refugees last night and called on refugee supporters to mobilise against deportations. According to Aran Mylvaganam of the Tamil Refugee Council, most of the men are Tamil refugees who had had been held in detention centres(…)

Tamil Refugee Council Media Release 10/09 | MEDICAL REPORT: DETENTION MAKING BILOELA CHILDREN SICK

The Tamil Refugee Council has condemned the ongoing detention of a Tamil family removed earlier this year from their home in Biloela, central Queensland, after a new medical report noted emerging behavioural problems in the children. The family — Priya, Nades and their infant daughters Kopiga, 3, and Tharnicca (Dharuniga), 14 months — has been(…)

2pm Sat Oct 27 | Rally: One year since the Manus Siege – Bring Them Here

2pm Sat Oct 27 | Rally: One year since the Manus Siege – Bring Them Here

When: 2pm 27th October Where: State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston St, Melbourne Facebook event here On the one year anniversary of the Manus Siege join a protest calling for the offshore camps to be close and the refugees brought here. Refugees on Manus were given the deadline of October 26, 2017 to move out(…)