Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

Media releases

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Media Release: Refugee assessments of 157 Tamils must start – Morrison must retract ‘economic refugee’ claims 0

The Refugee Action Collective expresses concerns about the welfare of the Tamil asylum seekers now held in Curtin detention centre and the way in which their claims to protection will be processed.   ‘It is disgraceful that 157 Tamil asylum seekers, including young children, were locked up for a month in windowless rooms on the(…)

Media Release: Beatings, rape threats, forced signatures – explosive allegations on Manus must be investigated 0

Media Release – for immediate release   Beatings, rape threats, forced signatures – explosive allegations on Manus must be investigated ‘On Monday 14 July, two asylum seekers on Manus Island were taken out of their compound by Wilson Security guards. Both are eye-witnesses to the 17 February attack and to the murder of Reza Berati.(…)

IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT IGNORES SUICIDE RISK‏ 0

MEDIA RELEASE for immediate release IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT IGNORES SUICIDE RISK‏   ‘An 18-year-old Pakastani asylum seeker, Sayed, who has been in psychiatric care for three months is about to be sent back to the Melbourne detention centre where he has made a suicide attempt and carried out serious incidents of self-harm this year,’ said Chris(…)

Morrison plumbs new depths with coin flip decision on asylum seeker lives 0

Media Release: Morrison plumbs new depths with coin flip decision on asylum seeker lives A new bill introduced by Scott Morrison to parliament today says asylum seekers must prove ‘there would be a greater than 50 per cent chance that a person would suffer significant harm in the receiving country’ to avoid deportation to danger.(…)

Media Release: PROTEST TO DEMAND JUSTICE FOR REZA BARATI – CORNALL REPORT A WHITEWASH 0

PROTESTS TO DEMAND  JUSTICE FOR REZA BARATI – CORNALL REPORT A WHITEWASH Protest to demand justice on the 100th day since the murder of Reza Barati 12.30pm Wednesday 28th May Immigration Department, Corner Lonsdale and Spring Sts City Independent Investigation Now Sack Scott Morrison Close Manus Island Speakers include Janet Rice – Greens, Mohammed Ali(…)

Fact Sheet on attacks on asylum seekers on Manus Island

Fact Sheet on attacks on asylum seekers on Manus Island 3

Refugee Action Collective – Manus Island Fact Sheet This was a brutal attack, not a “riot” On the Monday night of the attacks there was only one small protest by 30 -50 asylum seekers in a different compound than the attacks took place, and 6 hours before them, yet the media still wrongly refers to(…)