Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

Media Release: Abdul Khadem – the real story

Contrary to media reports, and the picture painted by the Four Corners program, Abu Ali Al Kuwaiti (also known as Abdul Khadem) and his family were victims of Howard and Ruddock’s shameful mistreatment of asylum seekers. “It is impossible to understand the real story of Abdul Khadem unless you understand the shocking story of the(…)

2012 World Refugee Day Rally: 12 noon Sunday 17 June, starting State Parliament House

20 years too long! End Mandatory Detention Sunday 17 June, 12 noon Gather State Parliament House, Spring Street, Melbourne CBD Speakers then march to join the EMERGE Festival in Fitzroy Bring your banners, signs and messagesThis year is the 20th anniversary of the introduction of mandatory detention for all asylum seekers who arrive in Australia(…)

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(…)