Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

Melbourne marches on World Refugee Day to end mandatory detention

Sunday’s rally saw over a thousand refugee activists and supporters rally outside the State Parliament on World Refugee, as part of nation-wide protests on the 20th anniversary of mandatory detention, a policy introduced in 1992. It was a lively rally that the Refugee Action Collective were part of building with the Refugee Advocacy Network. The(…)

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(…)