Permanent visas for all refugees

The end of the Coalition government is very welcome—but the fight for refugee rights 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

Indonesian refugees protest for resettlement and life support

Hundreds of mostly Afghan refugees are protesting today in Jakarta calling for resettlement and for basic support while they are stranded in Indonesia.

Will Albanese visit PNG but leave refugees behind?

Refugee advocates have called on Prime Minister Albanese to use his visit to PNG to ensure that no refugees or people seeking asylum are left behind in PNG.

Manus refugees urge Labor to abide by policy on medical transfers

Hundreds of refugees previously held by the Australia government in PNG have written to the Home Affairs and Immigration Minister requesting to act urgently to transfer sick refugees and asylum seekers, still in limbo in PNG, to Australia.

Six months since the election, Canberra rally demands action on permanent visas

More than a thousand refugees and their supporters rallied outside Parliament House in Canberra, on 29 November to demand permanent visas for refugees.  

No one left behind! Thousands to rally in Canberra for permanent visas

More than 1000 refugees will rally outside Parliament House in Canberra to demand permanent visas.

Refugees robbed by armed raskals in Port Moresby

Two Iranian refugees in Port Moresby have been robbed at gunpoint when armed raskals broke into their unit at Koki Apartments

Palm Sunday rally 2023
Permanent visas for refugees, Act for peace

2pm Sunday 2 April, Belmore Park
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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Join our meetings

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 13 February and 27 Februray 2023.