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by Phillip Cook
Recently the Global Mail created “Behind the Wire” (behindthewire.theglobalmail.org). This website is a graphical representation of incident reports from immigration detention centres around Australia lodged between October 2009 and May 2011. The incidents range from everyday mishaps to deaths.
Each report is only one or two sentences long, but DIAC […]
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 […]
Government Ignores Torture Risk as Tamil Asylum Seeker Deported
Despite urgent attempts to initiate cialis buy canada legal action this afternoon (Wednesday), the Tamil asylum seeker known as Mr X was deported from Melbourne around 2.30pm.
He was placed on a direct flight to Bangkok and is expected to be taken directly from Bangkok to arrive in Sri Lanka later […]
Urgent Action Needed to Prevent Tamil Deportation
Urgent attempts to initiate legal action are being made this afternoon (Wednesday) to try to prevent the deportation of a Tamil asylum seeker to Sri Lanka.
The Tamil man, known in the media as Mr X has already been taken by Immigration authorities to Melbourne’s Tullamarine airport.
Mr X has been the subject of an […]
Book Launch: “Reluctant Rescuers” by Tony Kevin
When: Monday, 30 July 2012, 6–10pm
Where: Defectors Bar, 643 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley (upstairs lounge at the Flying Scotsman Hotel)
“The Australian border security system has lost its moral compass.”
Hear Tony Kevin talk about his new book “Reluctant Rescuers,” an exploration of the Australian border protection system’s safety record in detecting […]
By Gerry Georgatos
Ali Jasmin was 13 years old when the Commonwealth of Australia locked him up in an adult prison for being a deckhand on a boat of Asylum Seekers, and hence for assisting people in the safe passage of Asylum to our shores. International maritime laws and the various United Conventions and protocols […]
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 […]
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From the launch of Tony Kevin’s new book, “Reluctant Rescuers”
Watch this video on YouTube Embedded with WP YouTube Lyte.
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 […]