Refugee Advocates Reject New Threat of People Smugglers Following Medevac Laws

Asylum seeker advocates have criticised Scott Morrison’s border security measures following new laws passed to evacuate critically ill asylum seekers from offshore detention to Australia, claiming it would not restart the people smuggling trade. The Refugee Rights Action Network claims the prime minister’s decision including re-opening Christmas Island’s detention centre to prevent the threat of…

Protestors Fight Indefinite Immigration Detention as Detainee Dies in Custody

A man in immigration detention has died as protesters fight over indefinite incarceration of refugees and asylum seekers. A young man known to detainees as Musa died in Mitchell Compound at Villawood Immigration Detention Centre on Friday, as peaceful protests highlighted the impact of immigration detention. Detainees at the centre suggested Musa committed by hanging.…

Demonstrators Protest Against Detention Centre Violence Following Rohingya Refugee Death

Protestors have demonstrated ongoing violence against Manus Island refugees outside Perth’s Department of Immigration office, following the death of a Rohingya refugee in immigration detention last week. Demonstrators made paper flowers to peacefully call for an end to the intentional killing of refugees offshore “in the name of ‘deterrence’”, after Rohingya refugee Salim died on…