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Tamil Refugee Council Press Release | TAMIL MAN DIES ON MANUS ISLAND

The death of a Tamil asylum seeker on Manus Island on Monday is further evidence that the Australian government’s refugee policy is killing people, a spokesman for the Tamil Refugee Council said today. “Rajeev Rajendran was just 32 and had everything to live for. But the suffering he has endured at the hands of the(…)

7pm Fri 6 Oct | Speak out: No More Manus Deaths – Vigil for Rajeev

7pm Fri 6 Oct | Speak out: No More Manus Deaths – Vigil for Rajeev

When: 7-8:30pm Friday 6th October Where: Bourke St Mall (corner Bourke and Swanston Sts), Melbourne RAC will hold a speak out over the death of 32 year old Rajeev Rajendran on Manus Island. Evolens projections on the corner of Swanston & Bourke Sts will start from 7.30pm speakers include Aran Mylvaganam – Tamil Refugee Council(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 2/10 | ANOTHER TRAGIC REFUGEE SUICIDE AS DUTTON’S OFFSHORE POLICY CLAIMS ANOTHER VICTIM

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE ANOTHER TRAGIC REFUGEE SUICIDE AS DUTTON’S  OFFSHORE POLICY CLAIMS ANOTHER VICTIM A Tamil refugee was found hanging next to the Lorengau hospital kitchen in the early hours of this morning (Monday, 2 October). His death is the second suicide on Manus in less than two months. The 32 year-old Tamil man(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 27/09 | TWENTY-SEVEN REFUGEES LEAVE NAURU FOR THE US

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE TWENTY-SEVEN REFUGEES LEAVE NAURU FOR THE US Tewnty-seven refugees left Nauru this morning bound for Port Moresby, the first leg of a 50-hour long journey to resettled in the USA (link to video clip below) . The group included families, single men and single women, from a varity of countries(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 20/09| FIRST MANUS REFUGEES TO THE US THIS WEEKEND; NOW, STOP THE FORCED CLOSURE

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE FIRST MANUS REFUGEES TO THE US THIS WEEKEND; NOW, STOP THE FORCED CLOSURE Three Sudanese refugees on Manus Island have been accepted for resettlement in the US. They will fly to Port Moresby this coming weekend and from there to the US two days later. “This is good news for(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 06/09 | ADVOCATES CALL FOR PERMANENT VISAS AND IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF ROHINGYA REFUGEES

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE ADVOCATES CALL FOR PERMANENT VISAS AND IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF ROHINGYA REFUGEES The UN estimates that more than 120,000 Rohingyans have been forced to flee genocidal violence of the Myanmar army since late August. World leaders have called for an end to the systematic violence against the Rohingyans, but the Australian(…)