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.


Offshore detention not over

There are still just over 150 refugees stranded in PNG and Nauru, and 1200 more offshore refugees now in Australia still being told Australia is not an option for them

Press releases

Australia’s secret PNG deal must be investigated

Refugee advocates are calling on both the Australian and PNG governments to urgently investigate the secret 2021 deal struck by the Morrison government and PNG governments for services to refugees left in PNG by Australia.

PNG refugee family forcibly evicted amid contract rorts

PNG refugee family forcibly evicted amid contract rorts #url#

Sack Pezzullo, but Home Affairs and Operation Sovereign Borders also needs to go

Pezzullo has been a ruthless advocate of the most brutal anti-refugee border protection policies implemented by successive Liberal and Labor governments.

Neil Para wins visa, but 9,999 others still waiting for justice

The news that Neil Para and his family have been granted permanent visas is very welcome. They have been waiting since August 2012.

Security-cleared refugee on hunger strike for freedom

Egyptian refugee Sayed Abdellatif, long denied a permanent visa on dubious security grounds, has finally been granted a security clearance by ASIO.

Overdose death at Villawood detention centre

An African immigration detainee was found dead in his room at Villawood this morning.

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.