Refugee Action Collective – Vic

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Turnbull must accept Andrews offer as a first step to closing Nauru and Manus.

‘The Refugee Action Collective welcomes the Andrews Labor government’s written offer to Prime Minister Turnbull to resettle all children and their families at risk of being sent back to Nauru. Federal ALP opposition leader Bill Shorten should take note and abandon support for offshore processing and associated cruelty to refugees,’ said Chris Breen for the Refugee Action Collective. ‘We also call on the Andrews government to clarify whether the offer extends to those without children, to the couples, single men…

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Deported Tamil asylum seeker interrogated for 16 hours then released but still in danger

Distraught family members of deported Tamil asylum seeker Mr Dayan Anthony have finally been reunited with him. Anthony was deported on July 25. Anthony was interrogated for 16 hours after being handed over to the Sri Lankan police intelligence unit (CID) at Colombo airport. During this time, the Sri Lankan police refused to give the family any information. In a scene reminiscent of hostage dramas when hostages are paraded before camera and forced to say the words of their captors,…

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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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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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