More hypocrisy as Morrison renews threat to Djokovic’s visa

"Rules are rules," said Scott Morrison, but despite the government's agreement to release Djokovic from Immigration detention, the government is now threatening to ignore the rules and use Ministerial powers to again cancel his...

COVID outbreak creates crisis in Villawood detention centre

Five people in immigration detention in Sydney's Villawood detention centre (two people in Mackenzie and three in Mitchell compound) have tested positive for Covid, and authorities expect that number to increase significantly today. Following...

Djokovic detention lifts the lid on hypocrisy and arbitrary immigration detention

“Rules are rules,” says Scott Morrison. But the detention of Novak Djokovic has shown that the only rules Morrison cares about are the ones that suit him. Immigration decisions are inconsistent, arbitrary and capricious –...

Immigration detainees take over two compounds in Melbourne detention centre

A major protest has broken out in two compounds of MITA North (Ford and Glenelg), of Melbourne's immigration detention centre in Broadmeadows. All Serco guards, including the emergency response team, have withdrawn from...

Attempted suicide at Yongah Hill detention centre

A Pacific Islander was rushed to hospital after a suicide attempt at Western Australia's Yongah Hill detention centre, yesterday, Thursday 4 November. The man climbed onto the roof of the IHMS offices, inside the detention...

Twenty second refugee tests positive for COVID at Park hotel

Hundreds are expected to rally in Melbourne today (details below), as the Covid outbreak among refugees at the Park hotel, in Melbourne, continues. A thirty-nine year-old Sudanese refugee became the twenty-second refugee to be infected...

Another COVID scare at Melbourne’s MITA detention centre

Another Serco guard at Melbourne’s MITA detention has tested positive sparking another Covid scare inside the detention centre. Border Force officers began notifying people identified as close contacts in the Bass2 compound this afternoon, Saturday...

Previously negative refugee becomes 16th positive case as COVID spreads in the Park hotel

Ominously, an Iraqi refugee, who had previously tested negative, has become the 16th person infected with Covid at the Park Hotel in Melbourne. More than a third of all the refugees in Park hotel...

Inexplicable testing delays increase COVID risk to refugees at Park hotel

Around ten refugees in the Park hotel, Melbourne, are still waiting for results of Covid test done last Sunday (17 October). The inexplicable delay is adding to the risk of spreading the virus to...

One more confirmed COVID case at Park hotel as refugees locked down

One more refugee has been confirmed with Covid at lunchtime today (Tuesday 19 October) as most refugees in the Park hotel in Melbourne are still waiting for the results of Covid tests done on...