Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

Media releases

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Refugee activists oppose removing human rights from Migration Act; All MPs who support human rights should vote against Gillard’s amendments. 0

The Refugee Action Collective opposes the proposed changes to the Migration Act by the Labor government and any amendments proposed by the Liberal opposition. It believes all amendments seek to strip any safeguards for human rights and defies international law. The changes proposed by Prime Minster Julia Gillard and Immigration Minister Chris Bowen make Australia’s(…)

Statement: Refugee activists call on pro-refugee Labor MPs to cross the floor 0

Refugee activists call on pro-refugee Labor MPs to cross the floor The Refugee Action Collective condemns Labor’s plan to try and change the Migration Act to make the Malaysian “solution” lawful in the wake of the High Court victory. We reiterate our demand to end all offshore processing. Asylum seekers should be processed on the(…)

Media Release: Boys sew their lips at Broadmeadows Detention Centre 1

Press Release of boys sewing lips at MITA (Broadmeadows Detention Centre): Three unaccompanied minors protest over weekend of 23rd July 2011. On the afternoon of Sunday 24th of August, The Refugee Action Collective received distressing images and news of 3 boys sewing their lips together at the Broadmeadows Detention Centre. When trying to visit these(…)

Media Release: Refugee Action Collective condemns the Malaysian solution 0

For immediate release: Refugee Action Collective condemns the Malaysian solution July 24, 2011 The Refugee Action Collective (Victoria) condemns the Australian government’s agreement to send 800 asylum seekers to Malaysia in an agreement to be signed with the Malaysian government tomorrow. We insist that arrivals by boat be processed in the Australian community. We should(…)

Media Release: Refugee Activists to Protest Outside Detention Centre to Demand Release of All Children 0

For immediate release: REFUGEE ACTIVISTS TO PROTEST OUTSIDE DETENTION CENTRE TO DEMAND RELEASE OF ALL CHILDREN Hundreds of refugee activists and supporters are expected to march up Camp Road to the entrance of the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation in Broadmeadows on Saturday from 1pm to demand the release of all children from detention and to(…)

Media Release: Refugee advocates outraged at broken promise to release all children from detention by June 1

For immediate release: Refugee advocates outraged at broken promise to release all children from detention by June The Refugee Action Collective (Victoria) condemns Chris Bowen and the Immigration Department for breaking a promise to release all children from detention by June. RAC believes that the government has adjusted their promise at various times to accommodate(…)