Tag: medevac

Medevac refugees restart hunger strike protest

| July 16, 2021 | Reply

A group of Medevac refugees at MITA (Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation) have re-started their hunger strike protest to demand their release from detention. It is understood that up to 12 refugees are refusing food since last night, Thursday 15 July. Their protest comes less than two weeks since they ended a 15 day long hunger […]

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Three Medevac hunger strikers in hospital as protest enters its 11th day

| June 28, 2021 | Reply

Eleven Medevac refugees remain on hunger strike in MITA, with three others of the fourteen protesters in hospital as the protest enters its eleventh day. One of those hospitalised, an Iranian refugee, has now been in hospital for seven days, while two others have been in hospital for four days. A number of the eleven […]

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Another refugee hospitalised after ambulance called to MITA

| June 24, 2021 | Reply

Another Medevac refugee has been taken to hospital this afternoon, after an ambulance attended at MITA detention centre around 4.00pm, Thursday 24 June. This leaves 12 Medevac refugees on hunger strike in the MITA detention centre. There are serious concerns for one of the refugees who has been in Northern hospital for three days. Another […]

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Two Medevac hunger strikers hospitalised

| June 21, 2021 | Reply

Two of the 14 Medevac hunger strikers at the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation (MITA) detention centre have been hospitalised after ambulances were called at 1.30am, Monday morning (21/06/2021). Fourteen Medevac refugees at MITA began the hunger strike protest last Thursday night (17 June). The hunger strikers are demanding to be released. More than 100 of […]

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Fourteen Medevac refugees begin hunger strike protest

| June 20, 2021 | Reply

Fourteen refugees brought from Manus and Nauru under the Medevac legislation in 2019 have begun a hunger strike in the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation (MITA) detention centre. The hunger strike began on Thursday night (17 June), and is now into the third day. “Why is the government torturing us for nine years?” one of the […]

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Medevac refugees petition Home Affairs Minister for release

| May 4, 2021 | Reply

More than 60 refugees and asylum seekers transferred to Australia from Manus and Nauru under the Medevac laws in 2019, and another nine who were brought by the Australian government in February 2020, after the Medevac laws were repealed, have written to the Minister for Home Affairs, Karen Andrews, to request that the Minister uses […]

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Kangaroo Point refugees now being moved to Melbourne detention

| April 19, 2021 | Reply

Seventeen Medevac refugees, twelve of those who were forcibly shifted from Kangaroo Point to BITA detention centre last Friday, were woken at 4.00am this morning (Monday 19 April) before being bussed to the airport to be transferred to detention in Melbourne. (Video clip showing some of the chaos of Friday’s move out of Kangaroo Point […]

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Ex-Nauru refugees released in Sydney and Darwin: Now free them all

| March 2, 2021 | Reply

The government’s capricious and chaotic release of refugees continues. Following the release of medevac refugees in Brisbane, yesterday and today (1 and 2 March), the government is releasing a number of refugees from Nauru who were transferred after the Medevac laws were repealed. In Darwin, a family of four, who were transferred from Nauru for […]

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Another 25 Medevac refugees released in Brisbane

| March 2, 2021 | Reply

Twenty-five Medevac refugees are being released on bridging visas in Brisbane this morning (2 March) – 23 from Kangaroo Point and 2 from the Brisbane Immigration Transit Accommodation (BITA). (Photo of Kangaroo Point refugees arriving at BITA attached.) Their release follows yesterday’s release of 25 Medevac refugees in Brisbane (22 from Kangaroo Point and 3 from […]

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Twenty-five Medevac refugees being freed in Brisbane

| March 1, 2021 | Reply

Twenty-three Medevac refugees who have been held in the Kangaroo Point hotel for up to two years are being released on bridging visas this morning, Monday 1 March. It is understood that another two Medevac refugees will be released from BITA, making a total of 25 being released today. Those from Kangaroo Point are being […]

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