Category: Statements

Bill in Parliament to get all children and families off Nauru: Contact Labor MPs

| November 22, 2018 | Reply

Call for all Labor MP’s to support Independent MP Andrew Wilkie’s Bill to bring all children, their families and separated family units from Nauru to Australia. Andrew Wilkie, supported by Adam Bandt (The Greens), and Centre Alliance MP Rebekha Sharkie, has moved a bill in Parliament that, if carried, would require the government to bring […]

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Refugee rights campaign wins as children come off Nauru

| November 21, 2018 | Reply

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As Morrison refuses compromise on kids, #BringThemHere now

| October 27, 2018 | Reply

Nauru is in the grip of a rapidly deteriorating medical crisis. The dire medical state of many of the refugees, including children refusing food and drink for a number of weeks, has been compounded by the Nauru Government’s move to kick both medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières, and the IHMS senior doctor off the island. […]

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Tell Qantas: Don’t deport Priya and Nades to danger

| August 1, 2018 | Reply

On Thursday next week, 9 August, there will be actions happening outside Qantas and Jetstar offices in Melbourne and Sydney urging the airline to publicly commit not to participate in the deportation of Priya and Nades, the Tamil asylum seekers from Biloela, or in any other asylum seeker deportation. If you can’t make the actions […]

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Peter Dutton stirs racism for votes by backing white farmers

| July 27, 2018 | Reply

Peter Dutton has insisted that Australia grant special consideration to white South African farmers, via the provision of fast-tracked refugee visas. His comments showed obvious racism as he declared they “need help from a civilised country like ours”. This is in response to an alleged spate of racist murders specifically targeting white farmers. In order […]

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Stop the attack on the right to protest in NSW

| June 26, 2018 | Reply

The Refugee Action Coalition Sydney unreservedly condemns the new powers to suppress gatherings on Crown Land that the NSW government will have from next week, and calls on everyone who values the right of public protest to unite in opposition to them. The Crown Land Management Regulation 2018 (NSW), which comes into force on July […]

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US deal no solution

| May 28, 2018 | Reply

Over 18 months on, it’s clear the US deal is no solution for most refugees on Manus and Nauru. Read more here.

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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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A letter from Manus Island by Behrouz Boochani

| December 12, 2017 | Reply

After four years of detention on Manus Island, the author writes a poet’s manifesto for the refugee resistance in which he has found himself to be a central figure. By Behrouz Boochani. This article was first published in the print edition of The Saturday Paper on Dec 9, 2017 as “A letter from Manus Island”. For […]

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Statement on last night’s protest outside Tony Abbott’s dinner

| November 11, 2017 | Reply

Fabrications, distortions, exaggerations, and disappointing reporting Christine Forster’s allegations about the protest at Friday’s Liberal Party fundraising dinner have been widely reported in the media. Tony Abbott himself has hamfistedly weighed in, tweeting: “Disgraceful behaviour by protesters last night. Denying Australians’ real rights to uphold the supposed rights of boat people”. Yet both Abbott (the […]

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