REFUGEE GROUPS SUPPORT DARWIN PROTESTS

FREE THE REFUGEES, DROP THE PEOPLE SMUGGLING CHARGES Media release Refugee groups today expressed their support for the weekend protests of the Indonesian fishermen and this morning’s break-out protest by Afghan asylum seekers in the Darwin...

REMOTE DETENTION KILLS DETAINEE. REFUGEE GROUP CALLS FOR FULL INQUIRY

Media Release, August 23 2010 Refugee groups have been shocked by the news of the sudden death of a 30 year-old Afghan asylum seeker. The man who is reported to have suffered a heart attack was...

Photos from Nauru reveal the Australian government’s real priorities

While millions of dollars are splashed for lavish reception rooms for government officials, the Nauru hospital does not even have the most basic of facilities. Below are photos of the Nauru hospital taken Monday...

Nauru refugee women celebrate International Women’s Day with protest

Nauruan refugees and children of all nationalities celebrated International Women’s Day, yesterday, 9 March, with a protest at the Ijuw compound – photos attached. The protest comes less than a week after scores of women...

Immigration removes pregnant family group to Nauru after change of heart over termination

Last minute legal action failed to prevent the Immigration department from removing an Iranian family group from Darwin to Nauru. The family group of four (including their five year old son) was brought to Darwin...

Iranian refugee attempts suicide after USA rejection

An Iranian refugee has attempted suicide on Nauru, only hours after she was notified that she had been rejected for resettlement in the US. Around 11pm Monday (7 May) Nauru time, the middle-aged woman was...

MALAYSIA DEPORTEES CALL FOR HELP, DECLARE HUNGER STRIKE ADVOCATES DEMAND ACCESS TO THE ASYLUM...

Refugee advocates tonight received a distressed call for help from one of the asylum seekers being held pending removal to Malaysia. The short call said only, “We are in a bad way, we need help....

SCHERGER HUNGER STRIKE UPDATE

By Saturday afternoon, the number of hunger strikers at the Scherger detention centre is estimated to be 95. However their physical condition continues to deteriorate. Another five or six have collapsed and been taken to...

VILLAWOOD IN CHAOS AFTER SUICIDE AS HUNGER STRIKES AND PROTESTS CONTINUE

Media release, September 20 2010 The suicide of a Fijian man facing deportation from the Villawood detention centre this morning has thrown the detention centre into chaos. The Fijian man died after throwing himself from the...

Rudd’s anti-people smuggling crusade is threatening asylum seekers lives

11 July 2009 Media Release In the aftermath of the rescue of a 74 asylum seekers’ boat yesterday, the refugee advocate who alerted Australian border protection authorities to the distressed boat has called on the Rudd...