Immigration flies Abyan to Honiara, Solomon Islands; she must be returned to Australia

After seizing Abyan from Villawood this morning (Friday 16 October), the Immigration Department has flown her to Honiara, in an extraordinary and desperate effort to avoid court action that might have prevented her from...

Eighteen Manus refugees go to the US, but no Iranians

The failure of the US resettlement deal was again on display this morning (Tuesday 29 May) as 18 refugees from Manus Island left Port Moresby for the US. The group comprises 13 Afghans and 5...

Iraqi asylum seekers protest on Manus Island

For most of the day, yesterday, Friday, 20 June, Iraqis in at least two compounds in the Manus Island detention centre held peaceful protests calling for “Freedom”. The protests come the wake of Immigration Minister...

Stop the Bill, Stop Morrison’s grab for power over asylum seekers

Scott Morrison continues to use the simplistic slogan “Stop the Boats” to add new layers of cruelty and abuse to men, women and children who have a legal right to seek asylum in our...

Concerns for welfare of ASIO negative hunger strikers

After two days of their dry hunger strike protest, most of the 28 refugees staging their protest on the soccer field at the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation are showing serious signs of dehydration. Most are...

VILLAWOOD DEPORTEE BEATEN

REFUGEE GROUPS CALL ON MINISTER TO HALT VILLAWOOD DEPORTATION – COMPLEMENTARY PROTECTION LEGISLATION COULD SAVE HIM BRUTAL ACTION A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME FOR MALAYSIA FORCED TRANSFERS? The beating of an Indian man being forcibly...

Scott Morrison must resign; Manus Island is a crime scene and must be closed

Re-open the phones and internet Scott Morrison’s admissions that he gave incorrect information about the attacks on asylum seekers on Manus Island is reason enough for him to resign. Scott Morrison chose to ignore the huge...

Nauru asylum seekers charged with riot: Australian refugee supporter calls for charges to be...

Yesterday, Thursday 15 November, 14 asylum seekers in the Nauruan detention centre were issued summonses for wilful damage, riotous damage to a building and riot. More have also joined the hunger strike. Those charged are...

Iranian asylum-seeker rehospitalized on day 47 of hunger strike

Omid Sorousheh, the 35 year-old Iranian asylum seeker on Nauru, was rehospitalized at 10.00 o’clock this morning on day 47 of his hunger-strike. “He is very weak. He cannot sleep or move properly,” the Refuge...

Mass Tamil asylum seeker protest hits Christmas island

Media Release January 28, 2010 In scenes reminiscent of the early protests that rocked Woomera, Port Hedland and Baxter, under the Howard government, a mass protest by Tamil detainees at Christmas Island began at 4.30pm...