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Ten Ex-Nauru Medical Transfers Suddenly Placed In Community Detention. Now Release All The Medical Transfers.

Thursday, 19 November 2020, 5:26 pm | Refugee Action Coalition

Remarkably, the ten refugees and asylum seekers who had been held in isolation in the Meriton Apartments in Brisbane for the past four days have been suddenly released and placed in community detention in Brisbane this morning (Thursday, 19 November). ... More >>

First Immigration Detention Transfers From Yongah Hill To Christmas Island

Friday, 14 August 2020, 7:22 pm | Refugee Action Coalition

The Refugee Action Coalition understands that the first group of people being transferred from Yongah Hill immigration detention centre in Western Australia to detention on Christmas Island have been moved from the Yongah Hill detention centre, today, Friday, ... More >>

Queensland Police Break Up Refugee Picnic Protest

Saturday, 9 May 2020, 6:52 am | Refugee Action Coalition

Around 30 police have been mobilised outside the Kangaroo Point Hotel in Brisbane to try and prevent a peaceful protest of picnickers and exercisers outside the hotel-prison holding around 110 refugees from Manus and Nauru. Police were at the protest early ... More >>

Port Moresby Refugee Hotel Attacked By Locals For A Second Time

Sunday, 8 March 2020, 1:16 pm | Refugee Action Coalition

For the second time in three weeks, a hotel at Four Mile,  East Boroko, housing refugees from Manus Island, was attacked by a group of locals armed with knives, metal poles and stones. Last night (Saturday 7/03/20), from 8.30pm to the ... More >>

National Refugee rallies say "hands off Medevac"

Friday, 8 November 2019, 3:04 pm | Refugee Action Coalition

While the government ramps up the rhetoric and its misinformation campaign against the Medevac legislation, thousands of people will rally across Australia on Saturday 9 November to “defend the Medevac law’. More >>

Yes, PMs, the Refugees Are Still Detained on Manus Island

Monday, 22 July 2019, 7:11 pm | Refugee Action Coalition

A press conference at Parliament House, held by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and PNG Prime Minister James Marape has seen both leaders repeated the myth that refugees and asylum seekers are not detained on Manus Island. More >>

More Manus Refugees Fly to US But Hundreds Still in Limbo

Wednesday, 3 July 2019, 12:17 pm | Refugee Action Coalition

Two planes in the last two weeks have taken 38 refugees from Papua New Guinea to be resettled in the United States. One carrying 15 refugees left on 26 June, another with 23 refugees left Port Moresby on Tuesday, 2 July It takes the total number of ... More >>

Manus Crisis Reaching Breaking Point

Monday, 24 June 2019, 1:57 pm | Refugee Action Coalition

Conditions are reaching breaking point on Manus Island. This morning, Monday 24 June, two incidents of self-harm within hours have set the scene for another day of the Manus mental health crisis. More >>

More refugees attempt suicide in PNG

Monday, 3 June 2019, 2:48 pm | Refugee Action Coalition

There have been two more cases, one of attempted suicide and one of serious self-harm, involving refugees in Port Moresby overnight. More >>

Manus Mental Health Crisis, more refugees attempt suicide

Monday, 6 May 2019, 5:46 pm | Refugee Action Coalition

After almost six years of torture and uncertainty on Manus Island, the mental health crisis among refugees and asylum seekers is becoming more acute. More >>

Palm Sunday Refugee Rallies

Saturday, 13 April 2019, 5:20 pm | Refugee Action Coalition

The national refugee rallies on Palm Sunday, 14 April, will be the change for refugee supporters to hit the streets and march to end offshore detention and the years of refugee-bashing, and call for an end to offshore detention and to bring all refugees ... More >>

It's not tribalism, refugee fearmongering is Gov policy

Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 5:45 pm | Refugee Action Coalition

The Prime Minister, Scott Morrsion, is only trying to cover up the reality of government policy by suggesting that “tribalism” is dividing Australia. More >>

Manus Paladin Security workers strike

Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 5:31 pm | Refugee Action Coalition

Paladin security workers on Manus Island have declared a strike across all three detention compounds on the island. The security posts at Hillside, West Haus and East Lorengau Transit Accommodation were deserted this morning (Tuesday 26 February) More >>

Nauru Asylum Seeker Medivacced After Bashing

Thursday, 31 January 2019, 8:36 pm | Refugee Action Coalition

An Iranian asylum seeker, brutally bashed by Nauruan locals on Tuesday, was medivacced to Australia yesterday, Wednesday, 23 January. More >>

Angry Villawood Clashes Follow Suicide: Three Arrested

Sunday, 27 January 2019, 11:48 am | Refugee Action Coalition

Villawood detention centre remain locked down this morning, Saturday 26 January, following yesterday’s suicide by “Musa”, a 33 year-old refugee from Sierra Leone. More >>

Villawood Suicide: Detention claims another victim

Saturday, 26 January 2019, 10:48 am | Refugee Action Coalition

A 33 year-old refugee, from Sierra Leone has hanged himself in Villawood Detention Centre. He was found in his room around 4.30pm, this afternoon, Friday 25 January. More >>

Detention Protest Spreads Nationally

Monday, 21 January 2019, 12:04 pm | Refugee Action Coalition

Hundreds of immigration detainees in detention centres across the country have begun a hunger strike protest this morning, Monday 21 January. More >>

MITA Hunger Strike Protest Continues; End the Lockdown

Friday, 11 January 2019, 4:25 pm | Refugee Action Coalition

The hunger strike protest by immigration detainees in MITA North that began on Tuesday 8 January, is now into its fourth day. More >>

Nauru Crisis Continues: One Medivac, Three More Families Fly

Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 7:15 pm | Refugee Action Coalition

Nauru Crisis Continues: One Medivac, Three More Families Fly to Australia Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE A pregnant Iranian refugee and her husband have been taken by air ambulance from Nauru to Australia today, Wednesday, 24 October. (The ... More >>

Guilty ! Coroner’s Findings Damn Offshore Detention

Monday, 30 July 2018, 6:24 pm | Refugee Action Coalition

Guilty ! Coroner’s Findings Damn Offshore Detention The coroner’s finding in regard to the death of Hamid Khazaie have damned the government’s offshore detention policy. The coroner noted that the Pacific Solution Mark II version of offshore detention ... More >>





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