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NAURU AND MANUS ISLAND NOW FULL – PACIFIC SOLUTION 2.0 IN TATTERS.

GOVERNMENT DISCRIMINATION OVER NAURU TRANSFERS With the arrival of three more asylum boats in the last 24 hours, the total number of asylum seekers reaching Australia since 13 August is now over 2100 – enough to fill both Nauru and Manus Island. “The Minister’s announcement that asylum seekers will be moved to Nauru is just shabby political posturing,” said Ian Rintoul speaking on behalf of the Refugee Action Coalition. “Chris Bowen has already said that neither Nauru nor Manus Island…

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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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Summary of 2012-13 Federal Budget measures affecting refugees

KEY POINTS The Refugee and Humanitarian Program will remain static at 13,750 places The Government will be seeking the community’s views on the feasibility of introducing a private sponsorship pilot program to enhance the humanitarian program. Government funding for refugee and migrant settlement services will total $334.4 million, an increase of just 1.4%. There will be a decrease in funding for the Humanitarian Settlement Services (HSS) program, primarily as a result of capping the maximum level of humanitarian settlement services to…

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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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