Tag: Manus Island

Appeal for Faysal’s Family

A fundraising account has been set up for the family of Sudanese refugee Faysal Ahmed, who passed away on Christmas Eve. The men of Manus Island detention centre have already raised some funds to assist Faysal’s wife and son through…

Sign an open letter calling for a decent and fair refugee policy

The following text will be published in a paid advertisement in the Canberra Times on 3 October 2015. If you would like to add your name as a signatory to this please reply by 29 September to mail@refugeeaction.org with your…

Waterford, Zagor to address public forum on Border Force Act impacts

Thursday, 20 August 2015, 6.30pm, Manning Clark Lecture Theatre, ANU The impacts on Australian society of criminalising public revelations of conditions inside refugee detention centres will be the focus of a public forum in Canberra on Thursday 20 August. Noted…

Labor must change course on boats policy

Published in the Canberra Times, 5 July 2015 By Sanjay Bhosale Canberrans eager to see a change in the Australian Labor Party’s policies on refugees and asylum seekers will have a chance to have their say via an open letter…

Videos of ‘The Truth Behind Operation Sovereign Borders, and the Alternative to It’

On Monday 13 April, RAC hosted a public forum titled ‘The Truth Behind Operation Sovereign Borders, and the Alternative to It’, with approximately 200 people in attendance. Many thanks to speakers Professor Maley and Geraldine Fela for highlighting the disturbing…

Writing letters of protest won’t help change Australia’s refugee policy

By the Refugee Action Coalition’s Nick Riemer at the Guardian Regardless of who was directly behind this week’s horrifying attacks on asylum seekers in Manus, the ultimate responsibility lies with Australia’s bipartisan refugee policy. As a result, many people are…