A coalition of Victorian groups campaigning for rights for refugees in Australia

Fazel Chegeni’s Australia: Why did a refugee spend his last days in detention?

Late last year Iranian asylum seeker Fazel Chegeni Nejad was found dead outside the perimeter fence of the Christmas Island Immigration Detention Centre. Fazel—whose claim for refugee status had been accepted by Australian authorities—had been brutally tortured by the Iranian regime, and was terribly ill. So why did he spend his last 1,000 days in detention? Follow the story  and view the interactive map of Fazel’s Journey on the ABC’s Background Briefing

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Out of the Darkness. Amazing Exhibition Returns to Queenscliff, 6th Feb.

You are invited to experience an amazing exhibition, ‘Out of the Darkness’, at the Queenscliff Uniting Church Hall, corner of Hesse & Stokes Streets, Queenscliff, from Saturday 6th February to Sunday 14th February, 10am. – 5pm. daily. Free Entry. Step into a labyrinth of white spaces, gentle music, the light of many candles, and artworks that will shock, touch and inspire you. This exhibition has been travelling throughout regional Victoria over the past year. Its return to Queenscliff provides an…

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Let Them Stay! – Don’t Return Refugees & Asylum Seekers to Abuse on Nauru

We have it confirmed the High Court decision regarding offshore detention on Nauru will be this Wed, the Refugee Action Collective Vic PROTEST WILL BE THURSDAY. Which ever way the decision goes, the injunction preventing the return of asylum seekers to Nauru will be lifted (though lawyers will get 72 hrs notice of removals). The protest is at 5.30pm Thursday 4/2/16 in front of the State Library (Cnr Swanston and Lonsdale St). Come along and add your voice to support…

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BREAKING: New Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews just told ABC Radio she expects to be briefed on our Biloela family tomorrow morning. Your respectful e-mails have never been more important.Please tap bit.ly/EmailKarenAndrews and tell Ms Andrews, in your own, polite words, why she must use her new power to bring Priya, Nades and the girls home to Biloela now.Did you know that it's almost two years since the Department of Home Affairs recommended the Minister consider granting visas that would allow Priya, Nades and the girls to leave detention and live freely in the community? Tap bit.ly/BiloelaFacts for more facts on our Biloela family. ...
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Indi RAR contingent which included people from local groups in Manfield, Benalla, Wangaratta, Yackandandah and region for Palm Sunday #justice4refugees #gameover ...
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Walk for Justice at Ballarat on Palm Sunday #justice4refugees #gameover ...
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Palm Sunday in Warrnambool! #gameover #justice4refugees ...
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