Refugee Activist slams new Leadership

Following last weeks leadership spill, we spoke with Refugee Rights Action Network Spokesperson, Sally Thompson, about what a change in leadership will mean for refugees on Manus and Nauru Island. Despite both Scott Morrison and Peter Dutton being past and present immigration ministers respectively, Ms Thompson believes neither are particularly credible to run the country…

Refugee Activists: Manus Refugees Future Remains Uncertain

In 2016, Australia had the biggest offshore intake of refugees since 1983. Coming to Australia seems as though it would be safe place to call home, but many of these people are unsure of what their future holds. During an interview, refugee activists said the men are traumatised over the ordeal. “…after peaceful protests within…

All Manus Island Detention Centre Men Moved After Second Raid

The remaining refugees and asylum seekers at the decommissioned Manus Island detention centre have been cleared, Papua New Guinea (PNG) authorities say. 328 men left at the centre were moved on to new facilities after police and immigration officials re-entered the site on Friday morning. The development brought an end to the refugees’ longer than…

PNG Authorities Storm Manus Island to Move on Asylum Seekers

Papua New Guinea (PNG) police have entered an immigration detention centre on Manus Island, attempting to end a stand-off with protesting asylum seekers and refugees refusing to leave the centre. Australian and PNG authorities confirmed an operation was underway to convince the men to move out, with refugees claiming new facilities do not give them…

Perth joins the rally to “bring home” Manus Island asylum seekers

By Eunice Lau Forest Place was filled with the powerful chant of hundreds of protestors demanding the immediate and safe resettlement of the asylum seekers on Manus Island in Australia, on Sunday.    Around 600 men at Australia’s Manus Island detention centre were cut-off basic needs such as food and water after the Papua New…

Court Approves $70 Million Settlement for Manus Island Detainees

Victoria’s Supreme Court has approved a compensation deal from the Australian Government worth $70 million for former detainees on Manus Island. Detainees including asylum seekers and refugees were being compensated for being illegally detained between 2012 and 2016, as well as negligent protection and housing by the Federal Government. The group alleged the Commonwealth breached…

Morrison stands tall but job is under question

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison is facing calls to be sacked after an asylum seeker died in riots last Monday night at the detention center on Manus Island. He was allegedly killed inside the detention centre. There are also claims that Papua New Guinea nationals employed by an Australian security company joined with local police to…