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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 […]
When: Monday, 30 July 2012, 6–10pm
Where: Defectors Bar, 643 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley (upstairs lounge at the Flying Scotsman Hotel)
Hear Tony Kevin talk about his new book “Reluctant Rescuers,” an exploration of the Australian border protection system’s safety record in detecting […]
The Refugee Action Coalition is demanding an inquiry into the Federal Police’s role in the investigation of the assault and subsequent charging of two Burmese refugees, Habib and Basir, after a Darwin roof-top protest in August last year.
The two refugees were bashd in their room following the protest and taken to the punishment compound […]
The two asylum seekers charged with assaults on Serco guards in the NIDC in 2011 have been found not guilty of throwing rocks at the officers. Abdul Basir was also found not guilty of biting a Serco guard, after successfully arguing self-defense. Habibrahman was found guilty of punching an officer and will be sentenced on […]
By Natalie O’Brien, The Sydney Morning Herald. From http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/australias-bungles-and-coverups-exposed-20120602-1zoiy.html:
A spy working for the Australian Federal Police was the “confidential source” who provided a tip-off that an asylum seeker boat carrying 105 asylum seekers was sinking – but the AFP and Australian Customs and Border Protection failed to pass on the information for almost […]
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 […]
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