Escape tunnel to freedom found in Yongah Hill detention centre

An elaborate escape tunnel has been uncovered in the Falcon compound of Yongah Hill detention centre in Western Australia. The tunnel was discovered around 10.00am yesterday morning (Monday 10 May). The tunnel, around three metres...

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

Nauru refugees face COVID and cost of living crisis; More COVID in MITA

Three refugees, one Pakistani and two others, have been hospitalised as a serious COVID outbreak hits Nauru.

Iranian asylum seeker found dead in Villawood detention centre

An Iranian asylum seeker was found dead in his room in Hume compound of the Villawood detention around 1.00pm, Saturday 26 March. It is understood that the man took his own life. The man, aged in...

End the turnbacks, let asylum boats land

The second asylum boat turn back to Sri Lanka under the Albanese Labor government has highlighted the fundamental breach of human rights involved in such turnbacks. 

Another refugee hotel-prison opens in Brisbane Meriton apartments

Without warning yesterday (14 November), ten refugees and asylum seekers were transferred from Darwin to Brisbane, where they are now being held on the 71st floor of Meriton Apartments, Adelaide Street. (At right is a...

Attempted refugee suicide in Kangaroo Point exposes mental health danger in detention

After seven year’s detention, including up to and more than a year of closed detention in Australia, serious mental health issues are emerging among those refugees transferred from Manus and Nauru for medical treatment. On...

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.

Yongah Hill asylum seeker left without false teeth for two years

An Iranian asylum seeker who has been detained for over nine years has begun a peaceful protest in Yongah Hill detention centre to try and get false teeth.

Manus refugee suicides in Brisbane, offshore detention claims another victim

A 32-year-old mentally-distressed Afghan refugee, Sayed Mirwais Rohani, has committed suicide in Brisbane.  The Afghan doctor jumped to his death from the 22nd floor of a Brisbane hotel on Tuesday, 15 October. Mirwais is the...