Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

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Cavalcade Protest is Safe, Detention Centres are Not – Free the Refugees

Please see the link to our megaphone petition calling for the release of the refugees from immigration detention due to the serious threat they face of contracting COVID-19. In addition, the right to protest is a fundamental pillar of democracy and should be able to be continued. Especially when such protests comply with the social distancing requirements.

https://www.megaphone.org.au/petitions/cavalcade-protest-is-safe-detention-centres-are-not-free-the-refugees?just_launched=true

Manus guard pleads with Morrison to settle claim before taking life

The Coalition’s offshore processing regime has taken another life, this time of a guard who wrote directly to PM Scott Morrison before she took her own life.

“I am done, I will never be the same. I see Manus everywhere, I see asylum seekers everywhere,” Ms Parker said.

https://www.smh.com.au/national/manus-guard-pleads-with-morrison-to-settle-claim-before-taking-life-20200303-p546e1.html

Australia Says It Won’t Release Files On The Death Of A Young Man Sent To Nauru Because It’s Not Important To The Public

The Australian government has blocked access to two internal reports it holds about the death of a refugee on Nauru, claiming their contents are not important to the public.

Rakib Khan was just 24 when he died in May 2016, two days after he presented to the island’s hospital complaining of chest pains.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/amphtml/hannahryan/australia-reports-young-man-nauru-death-rakib-khan