Reliable reports from inside the Wickham Point detention centre indicate that an asylum seeker has been hospitalised following a self-harm incident at the new detention centre.
The news has shocked the refugee protesters already gathered in Darwin over Easter to draw attention to the reality of mandatory detention.
“We had already planned a protest […]
Refugee activists have condemned Serco and the Immigration department’s ban on visits to Darwin’s detention centres over the Easter weekend.
Even before protests were scheduled to start, Serco and the Immigration department banned visits to the detention centres.
Although visits to Darwin’s newest detention centre, Wickham Point, had been approved and confirmed for Thursday evening, […]
From April 6–9, refugee rights activists from around the country will be in Darwin to visit refugees detained here by the Australian government. It will mark 10 years since the refugee rights movement’s first Easter convergence at Woomera in 2002 and 20 years of mandatory detention policies.
Hadi Hosseini, Afghan Hazara refugee Marcus […]
On the 26th of August, RRAN will be converging on the recently opened Northam Detention Centre to protest against mandatory detention. Join us to take a stand for refugee rights and see first hand the institutions in which we incarcerate thousands of people each year.
We will be providing transport via bus and driving up […]
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 […]
By Tierri Abraham, New Matilda. From http://newmatilda.com/2012/01/31/boys-locked-leonora
Chris Bowen promised to release women and children asylum seekers into community detention in 2010 but 160 boys remain in the remote Leonora centre. This is what they told refugee activists who visited on the weekend.
Pressure from a group of teenage detainees inside the Leonora Immigration […]
Friday 17th of February at 6.30 PM.
Wesley Uniting Church Hall, Level 1, 97 William Street, Perth
Over the Australia Day long weekend in 2012, the Refugee Rights Action Network took a bus and 40 people to the Leonora Detention Centre. This event will give feedback on our experiences and impressions from […]
Around 40 refugee supporters from the Refugee Rights Action Network (RRAN) travelling to Leonora this weekend have been shocked to discover children who have been in detention for over a year when they visited the remote Western Australian detention centre.
Around 140 unaccompanied minors have been moved in recent weeks from Christmas Island and Darwin […]
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. Contact Fremantle RRAN