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HIGH COURT DECISION OPENS POSSIBILITY OF DEPORTATIONS TO DANGER

A High Court decision this morning (7 September) has dismissed an application of behalf of five asylum seekers seeking to extend judicial review to discretionary Ministerial decisions. In a similar application (M61) in 2010, the High Court found that asylum seekers were entitled to judicial review of appeal decisions. The High Court judgement means that there is now no legal impediment to the government moving to deport a large number of asylum seekers. Around 180 asylum seekers were attached to…

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International Day of the Disappeared, Vigil to Remember the Disappeared in Sri Lanka

The Tamil Refugee Council invites you to… A vigil to call on the Sri Lankan government to release the names of those that have surrendered and to put an end to its practice of enforced disappearances 5 – 6pm Thursday, August 30 State Library of Victoria (Opposite the Melbourne Central Train Station) Organised by the Tamil Refugee Council President: Nathan Bala 0433 500 037 Vice President: Garry Holliday 0428 586 320 Join the facebook event This vigil is particularly pertinent after the forced…

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FRANZ KAFKA: THE TRIAL

An adaptation of Franz Kafka‘s 1925 novel The Trial, this production is inspired by the plight of more than 50 refugees who are indefinitely detained in Australian immigration centres because ASIO has assessed them to be national security risks. They have been given no information about the reasons for ASIO’s assessment and the decisions are not subject to any judicial or other independent scrutiny. A number of commentators have described the refugees’ situation as “Kafkaesque” because it evokes the author’s powerful writing…

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Government to blame for asylum seeker deaths at sea

The lives of nearly 100 asylum seekers feared drowned at sea between Australia and Indonesia were entirely preventable. The Refugee Action Collective places the blame for these lives lost with the Australian government and demands people smuggling is decriminalised to prevent any further loss of life. “Refugees are some of the world’s most vulnerable people. They need our help, not the various stages of torture we put them through to try and stop them from seeking asylum. We should help…

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Film plus Q&A - Island of the Hungry Ghosts, Friday 9 October at 7pm
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The Academy of Child and Adolescent Health (an Australian association of paediatric professionals) urged the immediate release of people seeking asylum from hotel detention in Melbourne into community housing.
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