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…

Intellegence Accuse Manus Island Residents Engaging In Drug and Sex Offences

The Refugee Rights Action Network has rejected allegations of drug and sex offences within the recently-closed Regional Processing Centre on Manus Island. Intelligence advice described residents allegedly engaging in shocking behaviour such as drug dealing, and sexual activities with underage girls. “I think this is another deflection by the minister Peter Dutton to deflect from…

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…

Government Given Four Day Deadline For Citizenship Changes Vote

The Senate will throw out the Federal Government’s Citizenship Bill if it has not been voted on the remaining days until the deadline. The Senate agreed to strike the government’s citizenship bill from the notice paper if not voted on by October 18, after a motion from the Greens passed the Senate on Wednesday. Greens…

Multicultural Leaders Slammed Citizenship Reform As “Un-Australian”

New citizenship legislation requires permanent residents to wait four years and pass a university level english test, before applying to become a citizen. Tony Burke, Labor MP, says the english competency test is something not even Australians could pass. “They have in front of us legislation that should be withdrawn, because sit deals with a…

Turnbull & Dutton Defends The Cutting Of 457

In a recent announcement, the Turnbull Government have abolished the 457 visa, stating the visa is for skilled migrants. They plan to replace the 457 visa with a tighter program. There are claims that these changes are in response to comments made by Pauline Hanson about foreign workers, however, these claims have been denied by…