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Another Refugee Dies on Manus

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 5:13 pm | Refugee Action Coalition

Initial reports indicate that the refugee was killed when he was hit by a bus around 11am very near to West Haus refugee compound, althoughsome repiorts are saying he jumped from the bus. More >>

Thirty-Five Refugees Leave Nauru for The US

Sunday, 18 February 2018, 3:41 pm | Refugee Action Coalition

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE Thirty-Five Refugees Leave Nauru for The US Another thirty-five refugees, will fly from Nauru to be resettled in the United States this afternoon (Sunday 18 Februray), around 2pm, Nauru time. More >>

Third group of refugees from Manus to the US

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 2:39 pm | Refugee Action Coalition

A third group of 18 refugees from Manus Island flew from Port Moresby this morning (13 February), to be resettled in the United States. Photos from Port Moresby airport attached. More >>

Twenty-Two Refugees Leave Nauru for the United States

Sunday, 11 February 2018, 5:52 pm | Refugee Action Coalition

Twenty-Two Refugees Leave Nauru for the United States The second group of refugees to leave Nauru for resettlement in the United States are leaving Nauru this afternoon, Nauru time. The 22 refugees are flying from Nauru to the United States, via Fiji, ... More >>

Fears for Two-Week Old Refugee Baby on Nauru

Saturday, 27 January 2018, 12:03 pm | Refugee Action Coalition

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE FEARS FOR TWO-WEEK OLD REFUGEE BABY ON NAURU There are serious concerns for the welfare of a two-week baby boy on Nauru. More >>

Second Group Of Manus Refugees Fly To The US

Tuesday, 23 January 2018, 1:45 pm | Refugee Action Coalition

The second group of refugees to be accepted for resettlement in the US has left Port Moresby for the United States this morning (Tuesday 23 Januaury). More >>

Mentally-Ill Manus Asylum Seeker Needs Urgent Help

Monday, 22 January 2018, 12:01 pm | Refugee Action Coalition

Mentally-Ill Manus Asylum Seeker Needs Urgent Help Refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island have raised serious concerns about the mental health of a 28 year-old Iranian man, they say has become delusional. After the man seriously self-harmed ... More >>

Hunger strikes over immigration detention visit restrictions

Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 12:09 pm | Refugee Action Coalition

Over two hundred detainees at two detention centres, Villawood in Sydney and Maribynong in Melbourne, have declared a hunger strike in protest at visiting restrictions recently announced by Border Force. The detainees have been on hunger strike for more than ... More >>

Nauru Govt Threatens Police to Evict Mentally-Ill Child

Friday, 5 January 2018, 3:58 pm | Refugee Action Coalition

Nauruan government officials, along with a Canstruct supervisor, this morning, (Friday, 5 January, have said that the Nauru police will forcibly evict a 14 year-old mentally-ill child and her family from the medical facilities at RPC 1. More >>

Call for Canstruct Not to Evict Distressed Family on Nauru

Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 7:24 pm | Refugee Action Coalition

Refugee Advocates Call for Canstruct Not to Evict Distressed Family on Nauru Canstruct, the Australian company contracted to provide services to refugees on Nauru has told a distressed Nepalese family that they will return this afternoon (Tuesday) to forcibly ... More >>

Manus Asylum Seekers Expel Ex-Wilson Guards From Camp

Thursday, 28 December 2017, 5:08 pm | Refugee Action Coalition

Asylum seekers at the Hillside Camp, Manus Island have expelled all ex-Wilson Security guards from their camp area. More >>

PNG Supreme Court Rules Major Victory to Manus Asylum Seeker

Saturday, 16 December 2017, 12:15 pm | Refugee Action Coalition

The full bench of the PNG Supreme Court today (Friday) finally handed a ruling formally finding that the human rights of all those sent to Manus Island have been breached. More >>

Australian refugee rights leader in NZ

Monday, 27 November 2017, 9:14 am | Refugee Action Coalition

Ian Rintoul, spokesperson for the Australian advocacy group, Refugee Action Coalition, in Auckland for a series of meetings with refugee and migrant groups, has called for the newly elected Labour government not to allow the dismissiveness of the Australian ... More >>

Civil Liberties groups demand end to punitive policies

Sunday, 24 April 2011, 4:11 pm | Refugee Action Coalition

Solicitors visiting asylum seekers now incarcerated at Silverwater prison are shocked at what they have seen. Stephen Blanks, solicitor and secretary of the NSW Council for Civil Liberties briefly interviewed two of the 22 (mostly Iranians and Kurds) ... More >>

Refugee protest spreads to Curtin

Sunday, 24 April 2011, 11:52 am | Refugee Action Coalition

Sunday April 24, 2011, 7:00am Ian Rintoul Refugee Action Coalition • Refugee protest spreads to Curtin • Refugee supporter banned from visiting • Message from Curtin hunger striker A hunger strike and sit-in involving 300 and more asylum seekers at ... More >>

Iraqi Hunger Strike On Christmas Island

Saturday, 17 April 2010, 10:24 am | Refugee Action Coalition

Another protest hunger strike has begun inside the Christmas Island detention centre. Five Iraqi asylum seekers began a hunger strike last night. They are now on the football oval inside the detention centre with banners reading, "No Life Without Freedom" More >>

Distressed Asylum Boat off Christmas Island

Sunday, 7 February 2010, 11:51 am | Refugee Action Coalition

A maritime rescue mission is underway off Christmas Island after messages were received (Saturday) afternoon from a boat of asylum seekers in the vicinity of Christmas Island. More >>

Merak Refugees Face "Evacuation"

Saturday, 6 February 2010, 10:46 am | Refugee Action Coalition

Refugee advocates call for restraint and guarantees from Australia and Indonesia for safety and future of the asylum seekers More >>

Refugee Activists Deported from Indonesia

Sunday, 31 January 2010, 4:07 pm | Refugee Action Coalition

Two Australian refugee activists detained and questioned by Indonesian police in Merak have been deported by Indonesian immigration authorities, have arrived in Australia on Saturday morning (30 January). More >>

Tamil Asylum Seeker Protest Hits Christmas Island

Friday, 29 January 2010, 12:36 pm | Refugee Action Coalition

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 Christmas Island time, on Thursday, 27 January. More >>