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MEDIA RELEASE – Three asylum seekers dead after boat turn back – Abbott has blood on his hands

MEDIA RELEASE – Three asylum seekers dead after boat turn back – Abbott has blood on his hands 5

****update from Refugee Action Collective: it now seems entirely possible that 3 asylum seekers did not die, but we still do not know for sure. Paul Toohey from News Ltd who wrote the original article has not responded to our inquiries. Michael Bachelard from Fairfax who also wrote stories on this incident got back to(…)

Australian gov must not deport Ali Choudhry

Australian gov must not deport Ali Choudhry 0

MEDIA RELEASE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT MUST NOT DEPORT ALI CHOUDHRY On Tuesday, January 7, members of the Refugee Action Collective Victoria will rally at 12pm at the Department of Immigration in Melbourne against the deportation of Ali Choudhry. This action is proudly endorsed by Refugee Action Collective (Victoria) & Equal Love Ballarat. Add Media Ali is(…)

Media release – Dec 3, 2013 – TPV Senate vote is victory for refugees – permanent processing must begin 0

TPV Senate vote is victory for refugees  – permanent processing must begin   In a win for refugees, the Labor has backed a Greens motion to disallow Temporary Protection Visas (TPV’s).     “TPVs are cruel and unnecessary punishment for seeking asylum, they leave refugees in limbo, making it hard for them to find work, or establish(…)

Statement from Crossing Borders on Asylum Seeker Policy 0

RAC received this statement outlining a campaign launched by the Victorian chapter of Crossing Borders, a national project of the Australian Medical Students Organisation. Seven hundred and fifty medical students across Monash, Melbourne and Deakin universities signed the statement voicing opposition to the indefinite detention of recognised refugees who are given adverse security assessments by(…)

PROTEST: – Tell Mark Dreyfus – Welcome Refugees, scrap PNG deal 1

https://www.facebook.com/events/166079800244054/?ref=2 PROTEST: – Tell Mark Dreyfus – Welcome Refugees, scrap PNG deal Friday July 26 8:00am until 10am

Call out for messages of support to hunger strikers 14

Refugees in the Broadmeadows Detention Centre, MITA (Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation) are currently on hunger strike in a desperate attempt for people to recognise their humanity and to ask the government for their immediate release. Beginning as a hunger strike of 28, some of them have been taken to hospital, fainted and have said they(…)