Tag: covid19

PNG and Nauru refugees fly into COVID risk of US resettlement

| July 30, 2020 | Reply

After seven years held in offshore detention, thirteen refugees – nine from PNG, four from Nauru – have left their respective prison islands this morning (Thursday 31 July) to be resettled, 12 in the US, and one from PNG to Finland. The thirteen refugees are from a range of countries including Sri Lanka, Iran, Afghanistan, […]

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Biased anti-protest comments from NSW Police Commissioner are unacceptable

| July 21, 2020 | Reply

The anti-protest comments made by NSW police commissioner, Mick Fuller, have revealed his shocking bias and inability to make an objective judgement about protests in New South Wales. Fuller well knows that on 3 July the Supreme Court upheld the right to protest in regard to a Black Lives Matter rally in Newcastle on 5 […]

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Rooftop protest spreads to Melbourne detention centre

| April 12, 2020 | Reply

Rooftop protest has spread to Melbourne, as an Iranian refugee began a protest in the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation detention centre in Broadmeadows. The refugee, carrying a sign saying “Azadi” (Farsi for “Freedom”) began the protest on top of a gazebo inside the detention centre around 4.45pm Sunday afternoon, 12 April. The Iranian man was […]

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Rooftop protest begins at Villawood detention centre

| April 11, 2020 | Reply

At least four immigration detainees have begun a rooftop protest in the Blaxland compound of the Villawood detention centre. (Video clip available on request. Banner in photo is the one being displayed on the roof.) The protest, which started around 12 noon today (Saturday 11 April) is just the latest that detainees in immigration centres […]

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Organiser arrested as police intercept refugee car convoy

| April 10, 2020 | Reply

Victorian police have intercepted a car and bike convoy of refugee supporters in Preston today, as it made its way to the Mantra Hotel in Preston that is holding around 60 refugees, in a high-risk environment. The convoy was stopped by police outside the Mantra Hotel around 2pm, Friday, 10 April, and was witnessed by […]

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