Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

Media releases

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MEDIA RELEASE 31/10 | LOCALS LOOT THE MANUS DETENTION CENTRE

Refuge Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE LOCALS LOOT THE MANUS DETENTION CENTRE Recent photos show PNG locals looting furniture and equipment from the unguarded detention centre. For more information contact Ian Rintoul 0417 275 713

MEDIA RELEASE 31/10 | TIME IS RUNNING OUT ON MANUS

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE TIME IS RUNNING OUT ON MANUS The government needs to act urgently to prevent a looming disaster on Manus Island. Security guards have deserted their posts at Manus detention centre, leaving the centre undefended. There is no drinking water. (Photos attached of empty drinking water crates and deserted guard posts(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 30/10 |GOVERNMENT MUST ACT TO STOP THE MANUS CLOSURE; NO FORCED RELOCATIONS: BRING THEM HERE

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE GOVERNMENT MUST ACT TO STOP THE MANUS CLOSURE; NO FORCED RELOCATIONS: BRING THEM HERE Hundreds of Manusians have signed a petition opposing the forced relocation of the men in the Manus detention cenre and calling for the Australian government to take all the asylum seekers and refugees back to Australia.(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 26/10 |END THE MANUS SIEGE; RESTORE FOOD AND SERVICES

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE END THE MANUS SIEGE; RESTORE FOOD AND SERVICES Refugee groups have called for the Australian government to end the siege of the Manus detention centre. After ignoring a PNG Supreme Court ruling since April 2016, the government is resorting to depriving refugees and asylum seekers of food, water and medical(…)

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(…)