Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

Free the refugees! Let them land, let them stay!

Archives August 2020

Fact checking Alan Tudge

Acting Immigration Minister Alan Tudge has made a number of dubious claims about the indefinite detention of refugees and asylum-seekers transferred to Australia for medical attention.

This new document looks at each of his claims and counters with the facts, all taken from Hansard and Government department publications.

The document was drawn up by Trudy Hairs, Area Coordinator for Melbourne’s Homestay Program (volunteer) and published with permission.

Read or download our fact sheet.

Join online rally for the right to protest

Friday 2 October, 1pm

Join the online rally in support of Chris Breen, a member of RAC, a high school teacher and member of the AEU state council, who faces court on 2 October.

Breen has been charged with “incitement” under the 1958 Crimes Act for helping to organise a safe car convoy protest calling to free refugees because of the risk of COVID-19.


Mostafa Azimitabar (Moz from Manus) – currently detained in the Mantra hotel
Diana Beaumont – Australian Education Union branch councillor
Jonathan Sri – Brisbane Greens Councillor
Graham Thom – Amnesty International Refugee Co-ordinator
Aran Mylvaganam – Tamil Refugee Council & one of the refugee supporters fined $1652 at the refugee car convoy
Chris Breen – RAC, and person charged with “incitement” for refugee car convoy

Friday 2 October at 1pm, eastern time.

Find out more and register for Zoom.

Find out more about the defence campaign.