Category: Forced removals

Amnesty International slams Australia for its asylum Seeker Policies

In a scathing report, global rights group Amnesty International says the world is facing the worst refugee crisis since World War II – and Australia is deliberately pushing the issue out of the public’s sight. With conflicts raging from the…

Is Tony Abbott testing the Australian peoples’ appetite for tougher action on asylum seekers.

This article by Wendy Frew of BBC News focusses on the strategies and words Tony Abbott deploys in responding to accusations that his Government has done something that is, not only unlawful, but heinous. “Tony Abbott is using the oldest…

Who cares what will happen? Not the Australian Government

Australia’s Vietnamese community has received a report that an Australian Navy boat carrying asylum seekers back to Vietnam has arrived in the country, amid concerns the group is now being interrogated by Communist officials. Former community leader and refugee advocate…

Desperate refugees about to be sent to Nauru lash out

Police have been called to an unfolding incident at a Darwin immigration detention centre on Wednesday afternoon. Up to 50 detainees have allegedly broken down a fence between a camp section of the Wickham Point facility and an interview area…

Forced asylum seeker removal stopped amid airport protest

SBS News 10 March 2015 A 19-year-old Tamil asylum seeker has been returned to a Melbourne detention facility after failing to board a flight for Darwin shortly after 9am on Tuesday. It is not yet clear if the forced removal was…