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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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Cruel return to discredited Howard policies if Houston policies implemented

The Refugee Action Coalition has strongly condemned the Houston panel’s recommendations for offshore processing as made public at their press conference this afternoon. ‘Mr Houston and his colleagues had an opportunity to listen to the experts, escape the major parties’ persecution of refugees and inject reason into the asylum seeker debate,’ said Nick Riemer, spokesperson for the Refugee Action Coalition. ‘But the panel has made no recommendation that will improve the situation for refugees who have no other choice than…

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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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Asylum boat tragedy could have been averted: policy change can save lives; rescue too slow

From the timeline of contacts between Australian authorities and the capsized asylum boat indicated by Home Affairs Ministers, Jason Clare, it seems that more timely action by the Australian rescue authorities could have averted the latest asylum boat tragedy. “There is a need for a full inquiry into the information that all Australian authorities had about this boat,” said Ian Rintoul, spokesperson for the Refugee Action Coalition. “The lack of coordination between Indonesia and Australian rescue authorities is a serious…

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For World Human Rights Day the Refugee Advocacy Network will be organising events to call for the release of refugees, in the Mantra, MITA and all across Australia and offshore.

There will be a hologram projection at the Mantra in Preston from 8pm on Human Rights Day itself (50 people can also be present), and a rally socially distanced groups of 50 across different locations in the CBD from 2-3pm Saturday Dec 12 - that event will be up on Facebook shortly, in the meantime you can register for both covid-safe events here
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Read the article Refugees are the Canaries in the Mine:
www.eurekastreet.com.au/article/refugees-are-the-canaries-in-the-mine

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