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Blaming refugees for people smugglers’ tricks not the solution: Greens

Desperate people will keep risking everything they have and flee for Australia via leaky boats if they feel they have no other alternative because of limited protection options, the Australian Greens said today. “In the rush to punish people smugglers, we mustn’t lose sight of the bigger picture and the causes that force people to run for their lives,” Greens’ immigration spokesperson, Sen. Sarah Hanson-Young, said. “People will continue fleeing from war, torture or persecution and will always take their…

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Resolution at Victorian ALP State Conference calls for appeal process for asylum seekers with adverse security assessments

Urgency Motion: Rights of Appeal to adverse ASIO security decisions for Refugees & Asylum Seekers in indefinite detention. The lack of appeal rights and merits review of refugees with adverse ASIO assessment decisions means genuine refugees, men, women and children, are caught in a legal black hole.  They are effectively facing incarceration for the rest of their lives, simply for seeking protection as refugees in Australia.  Independent review and appeal are basic principles of modern justice. ASIO, like all decision…

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Greens to amend ASIO Act so refugees and their children can challenge indefinite detention

The Australian Greens said today they will seek to amend the ASIO Act so refugees, including children, are no longer detained for the rest of their lives because of adverse security assessments which cannot be challenged. “There is a problem with the current law that allows for a young mother and her children to be detained indefinitely, effectively for the rest of their lives without explanation or ability to challenge,” Greens’ immigration spokesperson, Sen. Sarah Hanson-Young, said. “No one with…

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Greens urge govt stop destroying families and change ASIO Act

The Australian Greens have today urged the federal government to change the ASIO Act after revelations another family has been torn apart and faces indefinite detention even though they have been granted refugee protection. “The Greens were deeply upset by last night’s Lateline story on a young Sri Lankan woman and her two sons who have been removed from Melbourne to Villawood detention centre,” Greens’ immigration spokesperson, Sen. Sarah Hanson-Young, said. “Australia authorities found they were refugees and gave them…

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Plan to join the Melbourne Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees on Sunday 2 April at 1.30pm. The speakers program at the State Library in the CBD will include refugees and other speakers.Further details; bit.ly/3wFyQUW #Justice4Refugees#PermanentVisas ... See MoreSee Less
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Plan to join the Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees on Sunday 2 April. The speakers program at the State Library in the CBD will include refugees and other speakers. Music from 1.30pm, Speakers from 2pm, around 2.45pm Walk through the city to Parliament Gardens where there will be closing speakers and music until around 4pm. The Melbourne Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees 2023 is endorsed by a wide range of community groups, unions and faith groups. Further updates will be shown on the Facebook page: bit.ly/3wFyQUW See also QR code. Please print and display: Poster for Melbourne Palm Sunday Walk for Justice and Leaflet - Palm Sunday Walk for Justice 2023.pdf #Justice4Refugees#PermanentVisas ... See MoreSee Less
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POSTCARDS TO PARLIAMENTAs part of the national actions held by refugee groups on or around Palm Sunday, the Amnesty International Refugee Rights Action Group Tasmania will have a table on Parliament Lawns, offering passersby prepared, stamped postcards to sign and send to Parliament. The previous Australian Government set the annual intake of refugees through the Refugee and Humanitarian Program at one of its lowest levels in 45 years, at just 13,750 places. This is despite the need for resettlement having never been greater, with approximately 100 million people currently displaced around the world. We are calling on the Australian Government to increase the annual intake to at least 30,000 places in the upcoming 2022–23 budget, giving priority to people selected by the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees, and to keep the promise to make places available through the Community Sponsorship Program additional to the annual humanitarian intake. We are also asking Federal Parliament to enact a Human Rights Act to ensure that all fundamental rights are protected and appropriately balanced.When: SATURDAY, 1 April 2023, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.Where: Parliament Lawns, Hobart Please join us. Spread the word. Share this post. Tassie Nannas, Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA), Tasmanian Asylum Seeker Support, Amnesty Southern Group, Rural Australians for Refugees, Australian Refugee Action Network - ARAN, Amnesty International Australia - Tasmania Branch, Speaking Up for Refugees ... See MoreSee Less
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