Reports from Manus Island indicate a major protest and breakout has taken place on Manus Island late this afternoon. The most recent reports indicate that the riot squad has been mobilised and that the perimeter fence has been breached. Protests have been building all day, but escalated after a meeting (around 2pm Manus time) was [...]
Last minute legal action is underway in an effort to prevent the government from removing a pregnant Iranian woman to Nauru. She has been told she will be returned there as soon as Sunday.
The 65-year-old Afghan asylum seeker the government wants to deport to Afghanistan has been given a reprieve, until his court case can be heard. But he remains at risk of deportation if he loses, unless we can create enough political pressure on the Australian and Afghan governments to prevent it.
The daily protests that began on Manus Island on 25 January continue to grow. Reports from inside the detention say that yesterday, the day Foreign Minister Julie Bishop visited the island, the protests were the biggest yet. Hundreds of the detainees in all four compounds assemble at the gates of each compounds with makeshift placards [...]
Up to 80 Tamil asylum seekers across four Australian detention centres are facing being summarily deported to Sri Lanka.
Refugee advocates are calling on Scott Morrison to halt the imminent deportation of a Hazara asylum seeker from Villawood detention centre to Afghanistan, scheduled for Tuesday night, 4 February.
The revelations surrounding the Ministerial intervention and hasty changes to the citizenship laws in regard to asylum seeker and spin bowler, Fawad Ahmed, have revealed the extent of the shameless political manipulation of refugee status determination.