Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

Media Release: Negative ASIO Tamil Refugee attempts suicide – second in one month

Fellow detainees rescued a Tamil refugee who had attempted suicide by hanging from a roof beam at Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation centre at 1.30 am this (Friday) morning. The Tamil refugee, the first Tamil to receive a negative ASIO finding had been in detention for 37 months. He was taken to hospital by ambulance, unconscious(…)

Media Release: RAC condemns Rob Oakeshott’s push for offshore processing of asylum seekers

Independent MP Rob Oakeshott is attempting to get legislation through parliament that will allow asylum seekers to be sent to third countries for processing. Oakeshott has called on both major parties to support his bill. The Refugee Action Collective has condemned Oakeshott’s bill as being anti-humanitarian and an attempt to circumvent the High Court ruling(…)

Forum: Smuggled to Freedom – Behind the anti-people smuggling rhetoric

Tuesday, March 27, 6.30pm @ The Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne 300 (map) Facebook event! Refugee Action Collective Victoria is proud to host a public forum to challenge the anti-people smuggling rhetoric dominant in Australian politics. Seeking asylum by boat is not a crime. However, those who assist asylum seekers to reach Australia’s shores(…)