Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

Why are you marching on World Refugee Day?

Why are you marching on World Refugee Day? Is it because 20 years of mandatory detention has been 20 years too long? Because you are sick of hearing about another suicide, suicide attempt or act of self-harm inside detention? Because you believe refugees have a basic human right to seek asylum? Because children being locked(…)

Media Release: Tamil refugee from the Oceanic Viking attempts suicide overnight

For immediate release: Tamil refugee from the Oceanic Viking attempts suicide overnight A Tamil man who was on the Oceanic Viking has attempted suicide in Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation in Broadmeadows overnight. Jasee is the third Tamil with a negative ASIO security clearance to try and take his own life this month. Tamils in this(…)

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(…)