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Joint Media Release 26/03 | Cuts to support system leave people seeking asylum in destitution

  Cuts to support system leave people seeking asylum in destitution

MEDIA RELEASE 14/03 | GOVERNMENT ATTEMPTS TO REMOVE BILOELA TAMIL FAMILY FROM AUSTRALIA

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE GOVERNMENT ATTEMPTS TO REMOVE BILOELA TAMIL FAMILY FROM AUSTRALIA Although court documents had been lodged in the Federal Circuit Court for the Tamil family, and a directions hearing scheduled for early May, last night (Tuesday) the government attempted to remove the Tamil family of four from Australia.  Concerns escalated in(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 11/03 | SEVEN REFUGEES LEAVE NAURU FOR THE US

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE SEVEN REFUGEES LEAVE NAURU FOR THE US Just seven single men comprise the sixth group of refugees, who will leave Nauru today (Sunday, 11 March) to be resettled in the US.  (Photos attached). The seven refugees include Afghans, Pakistani and two Rohingyans. Altogether 146 refugees from Nauru have been resettled(…)

Media Release (Tamil Refugee Council) 10/3 | SHOCK AFTER BORDER FORCE REMOVES REFUGEE FAMILY FROM COMMUNITY

SHOCK AFTER BORDER FORCE REMOVES REFUGEE FAMILY FROM COMMUNITY The Tamil Refugee Council has condemned an early morning raid in which a refugee family was given just ten minutes to gather belongings before being flown to Melbourne and detained at the Broadmeadows detention centre (MITA – Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation). Priya, her husband Nadesalingam and(…)

Media Release (Artists Committee) 28/02 | NGV drops Wilson Security

NGV drops Wilson Security The National Gallery of Victoria has today indicated that Wilson Security will no longer provide security services at the state institution.  Wilson Security is well known for its serious and extensive record of human rights abuses against children, women and men held in offshore immigration detention centres on Manus Island and(…)