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 […]
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 […]
Sunday 16 June
1pm, Wesley Church corner (cnr William & Hay Sts, Perth city)
Demands of the rally include:
* Free the refugees
* No Pacific “Solution”
* End mandatory detention
We are encouraging […]
By Emma Norton of Socialist Alternative. Originally published at sa.org.au.
There is a series of myths, tropes and catch phrases about refugees in Australia. They are repeated by politicians and the media to such an extent that they have entered the consciousness of much of the population. The majority are lies and twisted half-truths […]
At their recent congress, the ACTU amended their policy on refugees and asylum seekers to call for an end to mandatory detention, a coordinated a cross union campaign to stop deportations, for the ASIO security assessments to be reviewable, and for the offshore and onshore refugee program quotas to be unlinked. Thanks to those involved […]
By Ben Eltham, New Matilda. From http://newmatilda.com/2012/05/24/asios-reign-may-be-over
ASIO’s immigration assessments lack any kind of transparency, but a new High Court challenge may change that. Scrutiny is not inimical to security, writes Ben Eltham
“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes” — who watches the watchmen? So goes the famous Latin saying, generally attributed to Juvenal. Given the […]
By Amy Bainbridge, Lateline, ABC. From http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-05-23/high-court-challenge-to-refugee-asio-assessments/4029480
A human rights lawyer has lodged papers in the High Court in a bid to challenge asylum seekers’ detention on the grounds of adverse ASIO security assessments.
The case argues refugees should have the right to an independent review of their security assessment.
It follows a similar recommendation […]
Following a report on ASIO negative Tamil refugees, aired on the ABC’s current affairs programme, 7.30, on Monday night, Serco guards raided and searched the accommodation rooms of ASIO-negative Tamils late Tuesday afternoon.
The refugees demanded to know the reason for the search, but the 15 Serco guards refused to give any reason. There has […]
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