Refugee Action Collective (Vic)
Bridging visas welcome, but government refugee policy still inhumane

Bridging visas welcome, but government refugee policy still inhumane 0

Recent changes to the immigration process with some asylum seekers released into the community under ‘bridging visas’ whilst their claims are being processed are welcome, but sadly do not spell the end of mandatory detention. A new detention centre continues to be built at Wickham point near Darwin. The rate of release on bridging visas(…)

Nov 19 – EMERGENCY PROTEST to stop Hazara asylum seeker being deported 0

Saturday 19 November, 11am, Federation Square NO DEPORTATION NO MANDATORY DETENTION VISAS NOW!!!! Hazara asylum seeker Ismail Jan from Villawood is facing deportation back to Afghanistan this weekend. There are last minute legal challenges in an attempt to stop this happening. The situation in Afghanistan is still very dangerous. Lets stand together to demand a(…)

Refugee supporters demand an end to Mandatory Detention

Refugee supporters demand an end to Mandatory Detention 0

Despite the hot weather, 350 dedicated supporters of refugee rights rallied in Melbourne on Saturday demanding an end to mandatory detention and saying loudly and proudly that refugees are welcome in Australia. Speakers included Aran Vaganam (Tamil Coordinating Committee), Louise Newman (Alliance of Health Professionals for Refugees), Mukhtar (Hazara refugee), Berhan Ahmed (The Greens), Brigid(…)