Refugee Rights Action Network WA acknowledge that we are living and working on the stolen land of First Nations peoples whose sovereignty was never ceded. We believe recent comments made by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton are an example of how white Australia still arrogates to itself the right to decide unilaterally on who goes and who […]
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 Australian Human Rights Commission says the policy under which asylum seekers are being held on Nauru is a breach of international law and is considering taking the case to the UN Human Rights Committee.
Tensions are escalating on the Pacific island with reports a large group of asylum seekers have joined […]
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In recent years, time-hallowed rescue-at-sea obligations have been constrained and corroded by an increasingly ruthless and cynical Australian maritime border security system. This system routinely collects large amount of human and signals intelligence on boats that may be on their way towards Australia’s […]
As part of the 20th year anniversary of mandatory detention, RRAN hosted a special forum examining the history of mandatory detention of refugees, the case against it and the role activism has played in challenging it. For those who couldn’t make it to Monday’s forum, here’s footage of the presentation proper — keep an eye […]
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In the spirit of the Parliament and Senate’s expressed wish to act to save lives and prevent further deaths at sea as a first priority, the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) outlines this emergency plan of action offering an alternative to asylum seekers risking their lives […]
By Malcom Fraser, via http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/abbotts-evil-policy-work-20120617-20hzs.html
The Coalition’s latest asylum seeker plan is inhumane and lacks integrity.
Tony Abbott and Scott Morrison recently stood in front of Australia and proudly presented the Coalition’s plan to “ensure integrity and restore confidence in refugee assessment”. There is not much to be proud about in this policy. The […]
By Gerry Georgatos
Ali Jasmin was 13 years old when the Commonwealth of Australia locked him up in an adult prison for being a deckhand on a boat of Asylum Seekers, and hence for assisting people in the safe passage of Asylum to our shores. International maritime laws and the various United Conventions and protocols […]
RRAN MeetingsRRAN WA and Fremantle RRAN meet the first Monday of the month at 6.30pm at the Boorloo Activist Centre, U15/5 Aberdeen Street, Perth (just north of the McIver Train Station or online via Jitsi. For more details, send us a message via our Contact RRAN WA page, or call/text us on 0412 860 168. Contact Fremantle RRAN