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, […]
By the Socialist Alternative. Originally published at sa.org.au.
Internal Department of Immigration reports have confirmed what refugee activists and advocates have been saying for months: Nauru is a torturous hell hole that is destroying the lives of the refugees sent there.
The reports and incident logs, obtained by Farifax Media under freedom of information […]
By Pamela Curr, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.
Immigration raids and re-detentions have begun across Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide this weekend. Immigration cars are watching houses where people are living lawfully on community detention conditions and bridging visas. There is fear among community based asylum seekers as those called to appointments are then seized and taken […]
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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 two asylum seeker boat disasters of the past week are the tragic outcome of the Australian government’s policy towards refugees. Approximately 90 people lost their lives in Thursday’s sinking, and in Wednesday’s tragedy at least one person has drowned, with several others still missing.
These deaths were preventable. They are the result of the […]
With authorities calling off the search for survivors from Thursday’s asylum seeker boat disaster north of Christmas Island, concerns are now being raised about the timing of events and whether a more coordinated response by Indonesian and Australian rescue authorities could have saved lives.
“[The] Australian Maritime Saftey Authority (AMSA) was in touch with this […]
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 […]
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