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 […]
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 […]
Daniel Flitton and Maris Beck, May 16, 2012
ASYLUM seekers branded security threats by the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation have been involved in a spate of suicide attempts inside the nation’s detention network.
Two Tamils given adverse assessments by ASIO have attempted to kill themselves at a detention centre in Melbourne’s north in the past month […]
Normally I do not forward petitions such as this on to those in my list but I feel very strongly that this case, along with too many others involving indefinite detention, must become the focus of all those good people of sound and moral mind.
So many questions must be asked of the federal government […]
Four refugee activists were barred from visiting refugees at Villawood detention centre after being ‘deemed to have taken part in a protest’ at the Villawood gate.
The four were visiting Villawood to present two ASIO-negative Tamil refugees with Aboriginal passports issued by the Treaty Republic.
The four have been referred to Serco’s Deputy Manager Shaun […]
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