Urgent action to stop Iraqi deportation after Minister refuses to act on shonky migration...

The Refugee Action Coalition has called a protest for 10am, Monday 23 December, at NSW Law Building, Philip Street, City. The protest is calling on the Immigration Minister Scott Morrrson to act immediately to stop...

Border Force moves against refugee protests at Kangaroo Point

Border Force has confiscated protest banners from refugees, and closed the second floor balcony of the Kangaroo Point hotel, where refugees had been holding daily “Freedom” protests. (Photo of one of the protest banners...

Twenty-seven refugees leave Nauru for the US

Twenty-seven refugees left Nauru this morning bound for Port Moresby, the first leg of a 50-hour long journey to be resettled in the USA. The group included families, single men and single women, from...

Abbott’s Syria refugee announcement: too little, too discriminatory and too hypocritical

Free the Syrians in detention It is a welcome fact that the Abbott government will take 12,000 Syrians on top of the existing humanitarian intake of 13,750. But the failure of the government to say over...

Cover-up and neglect: visa delay killed Hamid Kahazaie: Morrison must resign; inquiry now

The shocking revelations from leaked IHMS reports on the treatment of Hamid Kahazaie show the scale of medical negligence and departmental culpability in his death in the Mater Hospital in Brisbane in September. IHMS documents...

GOVERNMENT POLICY TO BLAME FOR CHRISTMAS ISLAND TRAGEDY

Dozens of asylum seekers have died this morning after their boat crashed into cliffs on Christmas Island http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/12/15/3093766.htm RAC Media release December 15, 2010 “Government anti-refugee policy is responsible for the tragedy on Christmas Island,” said Ian...

PNG refugee service provider sacks eleven case workers amid rort allegations

Eleven of the PNG nationals employed by JDA under contract with Australia have been officially terminated. The sackings follow the resignation of 29 case workers and office staff last Friday. The JDA workers had revealed...

Three refugees injured as local attack Port Moresby hotel

A crowd of locals has attacked a Boroko hotel in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday 19 February) leaving three refugees injured and others fearing for their lives. The crowd was yelling,...

Car torched as Nauruan local terrorise refugee settlement

Nauruan locals have terrorised a refugee settlement on Nauru. Around 3.30am, Friday morning (16 December), refugees were awoken by locals shouting “F*** refugees; F*** Off; Go to America.” Doors were bashed and rocks pelted...

REFUGEE SUPPORTERS TO HOLD PROTEST AGAINST RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED ON VISITING VILLWOOD REFUGEES

Refugee supporters will hold at protest at Sydney’s Villawood detention to call for an end to the restrictions recently imposed on visiting refugees at the so-called Residential Housing complex. The complex has become notorious...