Dispatches from the Front Lines is intended to document a very few of the many acts and actions that are taken by ordinary people to push back against Australia’s system of indefinite mandatory detention, without charge or trail, of asylum seekers. Some of these accounts will be of very personal acts of […]
[The following account has been put together and released late on February 18, 2014 from multiple sources that various Refugee Rights Action Network activists have complied after collating a multitude of communications our activists have received over the last few days directly from asylum seekers and staff based on the island. This contests many of […]
The current approach of inflicting ever more cruelty on refugees, including dumping them on our poorest neighbours, will cost many lives and billions of dollars, and is wrong. The right way forward needs a commitment to a genuine regional approach that cares for refugees with the kind of political leadership shown after the Vietnam War.
by Peter Wilkie
You hear this one a lot – that people who take the dangerous boat journey to Australia in order to claim asylum are ‘economic migrants’.
Politicians on both side of the house love this argument. It insinuates that people are being selfish, greedy and dishonest. It feeds into and justifies resentment of […]
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 […]
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 […]
By Trevor Grant of Socialist Alternative. Originally published at sa.org.au.
For newly arrived Christmas Island asylum seekers, many of whom have endured life-threatening journeys, the fear and trepidation do not end when they reach land.
The fear of drowning on the high seas, dying of thirst or being eaten by sharks is nothing compared […]
By the Socialist Alternative. Originally published at sa.org.au.
Internal Department of Immigration reports have confirmed what refugee activists and advocates have been saying for months: Nauru is a torturous hell hole that is destroying the lives of the refugees sent there.
The reports and incident logs, obtained by Farifax Media under freedom of information […]
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 0417 904 329. 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