Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

2012 Easter convergence on refugee detention centres

This Easter, on the year of the 20th anniversary since the introduction of mandatory detention and the preceding two decades of demonising asylum seekers, refugee activists will converge on detention centres around the country to say ’20 years too long!’ and demand that all refugees be freed. National convergence on Darwin, April 6-9 Why Darwin?(…)

Media Release: Man stitches his lips in Broadmeadows Detention Centre

As tensions once again rise at MITA (Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation) in Broadmeadows, an Iranian man, aged 28, stitched his lips up this morning (Monday) as a sign of desperation. He has been detained for 11 months. His friend told Serco and medical staff that he was concerned about his friend and warned them. Serco(…)

Refugee activists in WA protest outside Leonora detention centre

Refugee Rights Action Network organised a protest convergence to Leonora Detention Centre over the weekend of the 28th to the 29th of January where they uncovered children who have been in detention for over a year despite Bowen’s promise last year to release all children by June. From the RRAN website: Around 40 refugee supporters(…)