Category: LGBTIQ rights and Australia’s Refugee Policies

RESETTLEMENT IN PNG NO OPTION FOR GAY REFUGEES

MEDIA RELEASE – RAINBOW REFUGEE ACTION CANBERRA, 27 October 2015 Last Friday, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton announced that Papua New Guinea will begin resettling refugees currently detained on Manus Island. Canberra refugee rights group Rainbow Refugee Action has stated that…

Bill easing liability for using ‘reasonable force’ against detainees condemned

The federal government and private companies should not be immune from liability for excessive use of force on people held in immigration detention, a parliamentary submission by the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) says. The migration amendment (maintaining the good…

New Canberra Group Says NO PRIDE in Mandatory Detention

Media release A new group “Rainbow RAC” has formed as part of the Canberra Refugee Action Committee, advocating for the rights of LGBTIQ asylum seekers. A spokesperson for the group, Anne-Marie Delahunt says that life in Australian detention centres can…