There is nothing illegal about crossing a border to seek asylum. Refugees are not “illegal” and should have their human rights respected. This rally is calling for an end to the “PNG solution”, an end to offshore processing, an end to mandatory detention and for freedom for refugees.
1pm, Sat 24 […]
Australia – from empty to invisible
By Tanya McConvell of Socialist Alternative. Originally published at sa.org.au.
The powers that be can still shock us. And we know already what they are capable of!
First they denied the people. They called this land terra nullius – an empty land – for more than a couple of centuries. That meant they could use the land, […]
Refugee advocates fear screened-out Geraldton asylum seekers being removed
Refugee advocates fear that a charter flight leaving Christmas Island today (around midday Christmas Island time) is removing Sri Lankan asylum seekers to Colombo.
“We have grave concerns that the government has screened out some of the Sri Lankan asylum seekers who arrived at Geraldton nine days ago and is removing them today from Christmas […]
Join us in the tent in Murray St Mall this Saturday 17th November, 12pm to 3pm, to show your support for the Asylum Seekers on Nauru, who are speaking out against the abuse of their Human Rights by the Australian Government. Skype, message and chat directly with Asylum Seekers to hear first hand their experience […]
Asylum seeker accuses Minister of neglect
A teenage Vietnamese asylum seeker has written to the Immigration Minister Chris Bowen accusing him of neglecting his duties as the guardian of children in detention.
The young woman says a group of Vietnamese asylum seekers held in the Darwin Airport Lodge facility feel they have been “forgotten” by Mr Bowen after […]
Abbott’s evil policy work
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 […]
Indefinite refugee detention challenged in High Court
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 […]
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
ASRC submission to the Parliamentary Expert Panel
Republished from http://www.asrc.org.au/media/documents/asrc-submission-expert-panel.pdf (see this file for citations).
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 […]