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Release Sayed: False red notice lifted from Egyptian asylum seeker

| February 24, 2018 | Reply

The fabricated Interpol Red Notice issued by the Egyptian government against asylum seeker Sayed Abdellatif has been unconditionally lifted (see document here). The red notice has been the excuse used by successive Australian governments to hold Sayed and his family in detention for almost six years. Since 2013, when they were transferred to Villawood detention […]

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PNG police forced removal of refugees from Port Moresby to Manus reveals resettlement farce

| February 21, 2018 | Reply

In the early hours of Tuesday, 20 February, police arrested up to 13 refugees who had been living Aku Lodge. They were being forcibly returned to Manus Island, but for unconfirmed reasons there was a problem with the plane. The refugees are now being held at another lodge in Port Moresby surrounded by up to […]

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Why we still need to demand #BringThemHere

| February 14, 2018 | Reply

Preamble In recent weeks, there has been discussion about using the demand “Bring Them Here” in regard to the asylum seekers and refugees on Manus and Nauru. Partly that stems from the fact that Manus refugees in particular (including Behrouz Boochani) raised the slogan “Let Them Go” during the Manus siege, both because understandably some […]

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Twenty-two refugees leave Nauru for the United States

| February 11, 2018 | Reply

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, to Los Angeles. Except for one couple, a Rohingyan man and his wife, the other refugees leaving today (Sunday, 11 February) […]

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Refugees are welcome here: Rally on Palm Sunday

| February 6, 2018 | Reply

2pm Sunday 25 March, Belmore Park

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Nauru independence celebration overshadowed by prison island’s neglect and abuse

| January 31, 2018 | Reply

Today, 31 January, marks the high point of independence celebrations on Nauru (see photos). Curiously the celebrations have been marked by the government lifting the ban on Facebook that was imposed in 2015, as part of the crackdown on democratic rights that also removed the right to protest, when hundreds of asylum seekers began to […]

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Super stall Saturday 10 February

| January 30, 2018 | Reply

Below is the list of stalls planned so far. Most are happening 11am-1pm unless otherwise stated. If you can help please contact the contact person listed or send RAC an email at info@refugeeaction.org.au Auburn (corner Auburn Rd & Queen St): Mark 0422078376 Bankstown (outside Chemist Warehouse on south side of station exit): Janis 0422762156 Bondi […]

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Fears for two-week old refugee baby on Nauru

| January 26, 2018 | Reply

There are serious concerns for the welfare of a two-week baby boy on Nauru. The baby was born to Iranian refugees on 12 January. The baby has a seriously infected umbilicus that has been left untreated since Thursday after the baby’s mother was turned away at the Nauru hospital being told that the baby was […]

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Second group of Manus refugees fly to US

| January 23, 2018 | Reply

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 January) see photos of them leaving the Port Moresby hotel early this morning; a small group of the refugees in the departure lounge of Port Moresby airport. Altogether fifty-eight refugees […]

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Nauru refugees petition against delays and exclusion from the US

| January 22, 2018 | Reply

Around 500 Nauruan refugees have signed a petition (Nauru resettlement petition) directed to Australian Border Force demanding a timetable for refugee resettlement; to be immediately resettled in Australia pending any further resettlement options and to reunite families that have been separated by Border Force and offshore detention policies. Around 130 refugees are expected to fly […]

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