Asylum seekers are angry and upset at the death last night (Thursday) of an Afghan asylum seeker in the Villawood detention centre.
According to witnesses inside the detention centre, Serco guards left Ali on the ground for almost an hour before calling an ambulance.
He was taken from the centre around 7.30pm and died later […]
ASIO-Negative Refugee Attempts Suicide at Villawood
MEDIA RELEASE: ASIO NEGATIVE REFUGEE ATTEMPTS SUICIDE AT VILLAWOOD
An ASIO-negative Tamil refugee attempted to hang himself at the Villawood detention centre overnight. The man has been in detention for over three years.
He was taken to the emergency department at Liverpool hospital and has now been admitted to the hospital.
Despite the finding of […]
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 […]
Immigration Acts to Restrict Detention Centre Visits
Refugee advocates are alarmed at the spate of politically motivated decisions by Immigration Department officers barring visits to detention centres.
In the last week, Ian Rintoul from the Refugee Action Coalition has been barred from visiting Villawood detention centre; Senator Lee Rhiannon’s visit, today’ (Friday), to the residential housing compound of Villawoood was abruptly curtailed, […]
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 […]
On Monday 14 May, 12.30pm, Aboriginal passports will be issued to two Tamil men currently held at Villawood Detention Centre who have being indefinitely detained and denied permanent visas in Australia on ASIO ‘security’ grounds.
The Original Nation Passports – issued by Indigenous Elder Robbie Thorpe of the Treaty Republic – are being given to […]
Australia Urged to Release Tamil Detainee
Refugee rights activists in Australia have called on the Australian government to release a Sri Lankan Tamil detainee who was admitted to the hospital after being assaulted by the security guards.
Ian Rintoul, of Refugee Action Coalition (RAC) in Sydney told BBC Sandeshaya that Australia’s immigration minister should conduct a full inquiry into the assault […]
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