Category: Media Release

Press Release – Medical Evacuation Bill

Last week, the Australian Parliament passed the Medical Treatment Bill, despite the extreme opposition by the Morrison government. This Bill is intended to expedite the evacuation of people in Australia’s offshore detention regime on Nauru and Manus who are in…

Press Release – Government proposal puts politics above humanity

The Federal Government’s attempt to derail the proposed refugee medical transfer bill cynically places politics above humane treatment of seriously ill refugees. Spokesperson for the Refugee Action Campaign Canberra Dr John Minns said this today. He slammed the Government’s proposal…

Canberrans to tell politicians Refugee Lives Matter

Canberra, 17 March 2016 Palm Sunday Rally, 20 March, 1pm Garema Place, Canberra City Canberrans are set to turn out in their thousands in Garema Place on Palm Sunday this week. They will swell the ranks of rallies across the…

Canberra Churches Say Refugee Lives Matter

Canberra, 9 March 2016 ‘Refugee Lives Matter’ proclaim banners at more than 20 Anglican, Lutheran, Baptist, Catholic and Uniting Churches and the Quaker Meeting House in the Canberra region. And more banners are going up every day. As well as…

Demand to protect witness to Reza Barati death

February 17  More than 400 people in Canberra last night demanded that the federal government bring a key witness to the murder of asylum seeker Reza Barati on the Manus Island off-shore detention centre two years ago today, to Australia…

Spin and secrecy frame the way we see asylum seekers

Canberra 14 February 2016 Some of Australia’s most experienced media commentators will discuss spin and secrecy in reporting on asylum seekers at a free public forum in Canberra next week. Journalists Paul Bongiorno from The Saturday Paper and Channel 10…