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…

Venezuelan refugees reaching a crisis point according to UN

The mass flight of migrants from Venezuela in the face of economic collapse is approaching a “crisis point” said the United Nations migration agency, comparing it to refugees in the Mediterranean. Political and economic turmoil is forcing many to flee the situation in Venezuela, where people are scrounging to get food and other items necessary…

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…

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…

Refugee Rights still in contention

Australia’s policy on refugees is an ongoing contentious issue that has insighted more nationwide action. This morning, the Refugee Rights Action Network (RRAN) drew attention to the situation by doing a banner drop off pedestrian bridges on the Kwinana and Mitchell freeways. Three banners in succession told a story of the challenges refugees face as…