Permanent visas for all refugees

The decision to finally allow refugees on TPVs and SHEVs permanent visas is very welcome—but the fight for permanent visas for all is far from over.


Evacuate refugees from PNG now

After ten years of torture, there are still 70 refugees stranded in PNG, and 1200 more offshore refugees now in Australia still being told Australia is not an option for them

Press releases

More principles overboard: Labor should increase powers to protect, not remove

Labor’s rushed move to introduce the Migration Amendment (Removals and Other Measures) Bill is yet another attempt to deflect criticism from Peter Dutton rather than protect asylum seekers.

Eight years after neglect killed Faysal, Labor continues the abuse of PNG refugees

Faysal Ishak Ahmed, a 27-year-old Sudanese refugee, died in a Brisbane hospital in 2016 after suffering months of medical neglect on Manus Island. 

Clare O’Neil lets PNG refugee kids go hungry

Inaction by the Australian government is leaving refugee families destitute.

PNG refugees face eviction as all services cut

Refugee service providers (including medical provider PIH) have sent a letter to PNG immigration threatening PNG refugees with eviction from 23 November.

PNG refugees in dire straits as services and safety cut

A farcical statement from the PNG Chief Migration Officer, Stannis Hulahau, has left refugees bewildered.

Australian secrecy on shady PNG deal has to end

The Australian government needs to respond to the current allegations of fraud in the PNG Humanitarian Program to which Australia is a party. 

Rally for permanent visas for all refugees

2pm Sunday 29 October, Sydney Town Hall
Click here for more info

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Who are we?

Refugee Action Coalition Sydney (RAC) is a community activist organisation campaigning for the rights of refugees in Australia since 1999. We oppose mandatory detention and offshore processing, and campaign for refugees to be welcomed in Australia. We mount public rallies and organise information stalls and public forums on refugee issues. Our events are widely reported and our members are regularly quoted in the media.

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RAC meets fortnightly on Mondays at 6pm at Level 1, 23-33 Mary St, Surry Hills at the NSW Teachers Federation building, walking distance from Central station. All welcome. Next meetings 6pm Monday 16 October and 6pm Monday 30 October 2023.