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Protest to stop deportations – Villawood Chinese asylum seeker faces Friday deadline; Iranian asylum seeker: 46 days on hunger strike

| December 17, 2014 | Reply

The Refugee Action Coalition will hold, a protest Thursday 18 December, 12.30pm at Sydney Immigration office, Lee Street (near Railway Square) to protest against the government’s program of forced removals. Gulistan, a Hazara asylum seeker yesterday became the third Afghan asylum seeker to be forcibly deported to Afghanistan since August. Gulistan is the latest victim [...]

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Delays and failure to follow antibiotic guidelines in Kehazaei death

| December 12, 2014 | Reply

Doctors for refugees media release: Doctors for Refugees calls for an immediate inquiry into the death of Hamid Kehazaei , following the publication of parts of his medical record this week. “From the records we have seen, it’s clear that the incorrect antibiotics were used right from the start,” says Dr Barri Phatarfod . “Moreover, [...]

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Cover up and neglect: Visa delay caused Hamid’s death

| December 12, 2014 | Reply

Shocking new evidence from medical records on Manus Island has hit the media, showing that medical negligence and inadequate medical care directly caused the death of Hamid Kehazaei in August.

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Lives at risk on Manus Island: immediate action needed

| December 12, 2014 | Reply

ALERT: The Refugee Action Coalition has called a vigil for 5pm today, Friday 12 December, at Sydney Town Hall Square to protest against the government’s Asylum Caseload Legacy Bill and the on-going abuse of asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru. Speakers will include Nicole Judge, the ex Salvation Army worker who gave evidence at [...]

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Cover-up and neglect: visa delay killed Hamid Kahazaie: Morrison must resign; inquiry now

| December 9, 2014 | Reply

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 show that when Hamid presented to IHMS on the 23 August, he had already been suffering intermittent fevers for two [...]

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Nauruan refugee girls attacked at school

| December 8, 2014 | Reply

Three refugee high school girls were confronted by around 15 teenage Nauruan boys around 11.00am, last Friday (5 December) at their class room at Nauruan College. The boys came to the refugees’ English class, threatening and abusing them before physically attacking the three girls. One young woman has been left with soreness and bruising to [...]

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Refugee activists hold overnight vigil to halt baby’s transfer to Nauru

| December 6, 2014 | Reply

Refugee activists are holding an overnight vigil outside Perth’s residential detention compound, 99 Kanowna Avenue, Redcliff to try to prevent a Tamil baby and her family being moved from Perth to Darwin; the first step in the Minister’s plan to remove her to Nauru. The six-month old baby girl is one of 25 babies, born [...]

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Close Manus Island: 99,000 sign petition – Canberra hand-over; Sydney protest

| December 3, 2014 | Reply

A petition jointly organised by GetUp and the Refugee Action Coalition will be delivered to the Federal Parliament tomorrow, Thursday 4 December. The petition presently has almost 99,000 signatures making it one of the biggest petitions ever to be presented on the question of asylum seekers. The petition will be delivered in the Senate courtyard [...]

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Tricked and abused: pregnant women were forced off Darwin bus

| December 3, 2014 | Reply

Information from the families of the pregnant women who refused to leave the bus in Darwin after being brought from Nauru to Australia has revealed a shocking story of trickery and abuse. Contrary to earlier information, the two pregnant women were dragged off the bus between 5.30 and 6pm on Monday afternoon. Adnan, whose wife [...]

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Pregnant refugees from Nauru refuse to get off bus in Darwin

| November 30, 2014 | Reply

Two refugee families flown from Nauru to Darwin last night (Saturday) around 10pm, have refused to get off a bus that was transporting them to Wickham Point detention centre. One family, Adnan and his wife, Maryam travelled with their 10 year old son, Amir (pictured in the attached photographs). The other couple, Hossein and his [...]

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