‘Turnbull misleads the UN’

Canberra 20 September 2016 The Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull has been challenged by refugee activists over the accuracy of his speech at the refugee summit in New York. Mr Turnbull argued that other countries should follow Australia’s tough border protection…

Reading Vigil of Nauru Files

Nauru Files Reading Vigil was held on Friday 16/9/2016

On Friday, Canberrans gathered outside the Immigration Department in Braddon, holding a 10 hour reading vigil of the Nauru Files, which detailed the abhorrent treatment of refugees and asylum seekers held by Australia on Nauru. Inspired by the reading vigil outside…

Protesters Disrupt Immigration Minister

Peter Dutton interrupted by protestors

On Thursday, protesters interrupted a speech by Peter Dutton, in which he claimed that Australia’s relationship with the Republic of Nauru would “continue for decades.” The protesters demanded that the camps on Nauru and Manus Island be closed and that…

Nauru Files Reading Vigil

Canberra 14 September 2016 Canberrans will hold an all-day Nauru Files Reading Vigil outside the Department of Immigration and Border Protection in Braddon on Friday to demand the government respond to the abuse revelations of the files – to accept…

Nauru Files Snap Action

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Some 300 Canberrans turned out at an evening peak hour snap rally organised by the Canberra Refugee Action Committee on the intersection of Northbourne Avenue and Barry Drive, on Tuesday 23 August. They were protesting about government lack of action…

600 people at Whistleblowers Public Forum

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Six hundred people attended a RAC Public Forum in Canberra on 16 August as senior health professional and aid worker whistleblowers defied the government graphically outlining the inhumane and destructive conditions in Australia’s off-shore asylum seeker detention centres. By doing…

Whistleblowers Defy Government

Canberra, 14 August 2016  Senior health professionals and aid workers with first-hand experience of Australia’s off-shore detention centres will be risking legal action on Tuesday evening to expose the inhumane and destructive conditions facing refugees and asylum seekers on Manus…