Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

Media releases

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MEDIA RELEASE 7/11 | LAWYERS WILL APPEAL COURT RULING ON MANUS DETENTION SIEGE

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE LAWYERS WILL APPEAL COURT RULING ON MANUS DETENTION SIEGE  MANUS STILL UNSAFE The PNG Supreme Court has declined to issue an injunction to restore immediately food, water, and power to the Manus detention centre. The Chief Justice found that while the applicant’s (Behrounz Boochani) human rights may have been breached,(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 2/11 | MANUS REFUGEES DIG IN TO DEFY SEIGE

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE MANUS REFUGEES DIG IN TO DEFY SEIGE Manus refugees are literally digging in as they prepare to survive the government seige of the Manus detention centre. Video clips attached give a snapshot of life in side the detention centre, day 2 of the seige. Overnight refugees dug a well in(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 1/11|GENERATORS HAVE BEEN TAKEN OUT OF MANUS COMPOUNDS

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE GENERATORS HAVE BEEN TAKEN OUT OF MANUS COMPOUNDS All electricity generators have been removed from all compounds at the Manus detention centre this morning (Wednesday, 1 November) as Dutton extends the brutal seige of the centre (photos attached). There is now no elecricity for any of the detention centre. The(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 31/10 | MANUS ALLIANCE AGAINST HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSE GROUP PRESENTS PETITION TO GOVERNOR

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE MANUS ALLIANCE AGAINST HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSE GROUP PRESENTS PETITION TO GOVERNOR More than 300 Manusians have signed a petition calling for all asylum seekers and refugees to be returned to Australia. The petition, organised by the Manus Alliance Against Human Rights Abuse, is addressed to PNG Prime Minsiter and the(…)

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(…)