by Victoria Martin
“So danger… small boat” “help now!” “We have no life jackets” “Water is coming in, we have water coming in” “yes yes water”.
As I slipped into the Coroner’s Court in Perth to attend the inquest into the sinking of the SIEV 358 in which at least ninety people died, the recordings […]
On Monday the 1st of July, 2013, RRAN hosted a forum to discuss the highly contentious policy of mandatory detention in Australia;
for those who weren’t able to make it to last night’s forum, the video of it is now available.
The speakers included Assad Khurrami, a former detainee of Curtin IDC currently employed […]
As many of you know, we recently migrated our mailing list and sent out the first of our regular RRAN newsletters. The last major upgrade that’s left is the move from our long standing ‘Refugee Rights’ group to the new RRAN Facebook page at http://facebook.com/rran.org.
While there are actually quite a few reasons for […]
by Phillip Cook
Recently the Global Mail created “Behind the Wire” (behindthewire.theglobalmail.org). This website is a graphical representation of incident reports from immigration detention centres around Australia lodged between October 2009 and May 2011. The incidents range from everyday mishaps to deaths.
Each report is only one or two sentences long, but DIAC […]
When: Monday, July 1st 6.30pm
Where: The Activist Centre, 15/5 Aberdeen St, East Perth. (Right next to McIver Train station and walking distance from Perth Train Station)
This forum will address the highly contentious policy of mandatory detention in Australia.
The speakers will include: Assad Khurrami, a former detainee of Curtin IDC currently employed in supporting […]
When – Sunday the 30th of June, 6:30pm
Where – Cinema Paradiso in Northbridge
Action for Human Rights in Tamil Eelam will be holding a documentary screening of No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka. No Fire Zone is a documentary that explores the the final offensive in a 26 year war […]
By Andrew Martin of Socialist Alternative. Originally published at sa.org.au.
Australia’s callous refugee policies have led to the death of more asylum seekers at sea. It is estimated at least 55 refugees were aboard a boat that capsized off the coast of Christmas Island on 7 June. Within hours after the capsized hull of […]
Well, it’s been a good month for documentation sites and projects. In addition to the nascent Refugee Rights Watch site, today has seen the launch of two related sites — the Detention Logs site, which documents over 7,600 incidents obtained from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship under the FOI Act, and Behind […]
RRAN MeetingsRRAN WA is currently meeting on Mondays from 6.30pm at the Activist Centre, U15/5 Aberdeen Street, Perth (just north of the McIver Train Station). For more details, send us a message via our Contact RRAN WA page, or call/text us on 0412 860 168. Fremantle RRAN meets at 6pm on the first and third Wednesday of each month at The Federal Hotel, 23 William St Fremantle. Contact Fremantle RRAN