Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

Review of “The People Smuggler” by Robyn De Crespigny

Review by Chris Breen The People Smuggler is the larger than life tale of an Iraqi refugee who becomes a people smuggler in order to save his family. It is a moving story that pierces many of the myths, half truths and outright lies that underlie government policy on refugees in Australia today. It tells(…)

Media Release: Deported Tamil asylum seeker interrogated for 16 hours

Deported Tamil asylum seeker interrogated for 16 hours then released but still in danger Distraught family members of deported Tamil asylum seeker Mr Dayan Anthony have finally been reunited with him. Anthony was deported on July 25. Anthony was interrogated for 16 hours after being handed over to the Sri Lankan police intelligence unit (CID)(…)

Media Release: Deported Tamil asylum seeker disappears

Distraught family members of the Tamil asylum seeker known as “Mr X” who was deported to Sri Lanka on July 25 have not been able to locate their relative. More than 14 hours after landing at Colombo airport, the Tamil man had not come out of the airport. There are reports in the Sri Lankan(…)