Melbourne detention on COVID alert

IHMS staff tested all people detained in Bass 2 compound for Covid Friday night, just hours after Border Force declared that they were considered to be close contacts of a Serco officer who has...

Urgent action needed: Airline pilot refuses to take Egyptian asylum seeker being deported

Yesterday, Friday 5 July, the pilot of an Etihad airliner at Sydney thwarted government attempts to deport an Egyptian asylum seeker, when the pilot asked for the protesting asylum seeker to be taken off...

IMMIGRATION MINISTER IGNORES SUICIDE ATTEMPT AND GENEVA APPEAL TO HALT DEPORTATION OF CHINESE FAMILY

Media Release October 29, 2010 Despite a communication from the Geneva-based Special Rapporteur on Torture with the UN High Commission on Human Rights to the Department of Foreign Affairs, requesting a halt to any removal...

Asylum seekers second day of protest on Nauru

Asylum seekers on Nauru held a protest at the gates of the family compound, RPC 3, for the second day in a row, beginning at 5.00pm Nauru time. Many of the asylum seekers are still...

MERAK TAMIL REFUGEES PROTEST IN MEDAN: AFTER THREE YEARS

TAMIL REFUGEES NEED URGENT ASSISTANCE FOR RE-SETTLEMENT Protest: Monday 21 May, 9.00. Tamil refugees from the Merak boat still waiting for re-settlement after three years will hold a protest in front of the UNHCR and IOM...

ASIO-negative refugee starts hunger strike in Melbourne detention

The Tamil refugee who successfully challenged the government in the recent High Court case over ASIO security assessments is on his third day of a hunger strike in the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation detention...

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...

SERCO BANS DETENTION VISITS AS REFUGEE ACTIVISTS CONVERGE ON AUSTRALIA’S DETENTION CAPITAL

Refugee activists have condemned Serco and the Immigration department’s ban on visits to Darwin’s detention centres over the Easter weekend. Even before protests were scheduled to start, Serco and the Immigration department banned visits to...

Behrouz Boochani resists, climbs a tree in the Foxtrot compound on Manus Island

Mr Boochani has climbed a tree (video available on request) in the Foxtrot compound in order to stand against what he terms as a ‘new form of slavery’ which he has recently critically examined...

Serco guards bashed by criminal deportees at Yongah Hill

There has been a major clash between Serco guards and so-called criminal deportees (501s) in Hope Compound. At least two bloodied guards were taken out of the compound as a result of the clash at...