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- Fazel Chegeni’s Australia: Why did a refugee spend his last days in detention?
- Out of the Darkness. Amazing Exhibition Returns to Queenscliff, 6th Feb.
- Let Them Stay! – Don’t Return Refugees & Asylum Seekers to Abuse on Nauru
- The faces of the babies Australia wants to send back to ‘hell’ on Nauru
- How the High Court enabled indefinite detention
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Fazel Chegeni’s Australia: Why did a refugee spend his last days in detention?
Late last year Iranian asylum seeker Fazel Chegeni Nejad was found dead outside the perimeter fence of the Christmas Island Immigration Detention Centre. Fazel—whose claim for refugee status had been […]
Out of the Darkness. Amazing Exhibition Returns to Queenscliff, 6th Feb.
You are invited to experience an amazing exhibition, ‘Out of the Darkness’, at the Queenscliff Uniting Church Hall, corner of Hesse & Stokes Streets, Queenscliff, from Saturday 6th February to […]
Palm Sunday 2016: Walk for Justice for Refugees. March 20, 2016
2.00pm, 20/3/16. State Library cnr Swanston and Latrobe street. Show your support and invite your friends on the Walk for Justice for Refugees Share and sign up to come along […]
Latest News, Events & Petitions
We have it confirmed the High Court decision regarding offshore detention on Nauru will be this Wed, the Refugee Action Collective Vic PROTEST WILL BE THURSDAY. Which ever way the […]
Time to let the Australian Government know what you think of this horrific plan as told in The Age (2/2/15) Call or email Senator Dutton’s office (02) 6277 7860 or […]
As published in “The Age” this article outlines the cruelty of the High Courts decision to effectively allow “imprisonment” of people genuinely seeking asylum in Australia. Read more here
Across Australia in cities and regional towns Palm Sunday is being observed by Faith communities, Academics, School students and ordinary Australians who are deeply disturbed by the current treatment of […]
Melbourne, Wednesday 8 May, — Hundreds of Australians will hold rallies across the nation on Friday to demand the release of Ranjini and her three children, as well as the […]
Melbourne, Tuesday – Hunger- striking refugees have refused requests by guards to abandon their protest in the grounds of the MITA detention centre in Melbourne. “The guards have asked us […]
MEDIA RELEASE NO ADVANTAGE SCRAPPED – REFUGEE PROCESSING TO START ON NAURU The Nauru Director of the Department of Immigration has told a meeting of asylum seekers in the Nauru […]
Chilout members have been banned from visiting Manus Island. On 26th March Camapaign Manager Leila and staff from Get Up! were due to board a plane to PNG, headed to […]
More than 300 asylum seekers on Nauru staged another protest Sunday (21 October) afternoon calling for refugee processing to begin immediately and for closure of the Nauru detention centre (see […]
A High Court decision this morning (7 September) has dismissed an application of behalf of five asylum seekers seeking to extend judicial review to discretionary Ministerial decisions. In a similar […]
GOVERNMENT DISCRIMINATION OVER NAURU TRANSFERS With the arrival of three more asylum boats in the last 24 hours, the total number of asylum seekers reaching Australia since 13 August is […]
Hollow promises as Government and Abbott Coalition unite to vote down increasing humanitarian intake
The Government’s unfulfilled promises to increase Australia’s humanitarian intake and give refugees safety in our region were on stark display today as those recommendations were voted down by the major […]