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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 […]
The 6th of May, 2012, marks 20 years of mandatory detention without charge or trial in Australia. To mark this violation of human rights, the Refugee Rights Action Network organised a protest at the Perth Immigration Detention Centre (IDC). This is the summary of event.
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Over the weekend of the 26th-29th of January 2012, RRAN went on its third trip to the Leonora Immigration Detention Centre to visit the children that are being detained there by the Australian government.
On the 17th of February, we shared our experiences and observations at a public forum. This is a recording of that […]
Leonora 2012, Day 1.
Between the 26th and the 29th of January 2012, the Refugee Rights Action Network went to Leonora to visit the 160 unaccompanied children that the Australian Government has locked up, by themselves, in immigration detention. When we arrived there, we were told by Serco that they had explained who we are […]
Video by Zeb Parkes, photos by Tristan Kewe
Following a day of stage managed and heavily censored visits for just a small number of the imprisoned teenagers, RRAN members climb up the fence of Leonora detention centre to throw tennis balls with messages of hope and to wave and ‘high five’ the young guys inside! Their look of […]
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Almost 40 refugee activists travelled the twelve hour journey from Perth to Leonora to visit refugees and protest mandatory detention at the Leonora Detention Centre on the “Australia Day” weekend.
Prior to departure, activists were informed that their booking at the local caravan park had been […]
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