Around 300 refugees on Nauru staged a protest yesterday, Friday afternoon, 27 February. The peaceful protest assembled at Beach House, the accommodation for many of the Australian personnel employed in the detention centre. However, when the rally attempted to march around the island, Nauruan police (supported by Transfield riot squad) blocked the road and attacked [...]
Category: Past actions
Fifteen Iranian asylum seekers are on their 19th day of hunger strike in Darwin’s Wickham Point detention centre. Meanwhile Martin, who has been on hunger strike since November last year is very weak and close to death. Martin and the fifteen are part of a group of around 35 Iranian asylum seekers who are being [...]
While the mass hunger strike at Manus Island has drawn the main media attention, 15 Iranian asylum seekers have entered their sixth day of hunger strike in the Wickham Point detention centre near Darwin. The 15 are all aged between 25 and 30. Although all of them arrived in Australia at different times between 2010 [...]
Thanks to everyone who made it to the World Refugee Day rally on Sunday 16 June. There were about 400 or 500 in attendance, a really determined crowd in the face of the worsening demonisation of refugees we are seeing in the lead up to the election. There are some good photos from the event [...]
Rally 11am Sunday 10 February at Villawood detention centre (Miowera Rd entrance) Ranjini’s new baby boy, Paari, will grow up in detention for life because she is being held in detention indefinitely due to an ASIO negative security finding.