Chained activist protests indefinite detention of asylum seekers

AUDREY COURTY A refugee rights advocate chained herself to a post outside the Immigration department in Brisbane today, condemning the indefinite detention of asylum seekers at the Curtin and Villawood centres. Refugee Action Collective … [Read more...]

Ben Scott’s political talking points

The Source political editor Ben Scott covers some contentious talking points with just under a week until the Federal election. Thanks to: Ashil Ranpara Matt Hardie Tamara Sydenham Nicholas McDonald Gavin Coote Faith Valencia … [Read more...]

Asylum policy: European recipe for Australian crisis?

ANETA ZILVAROVA The Australian government has recently signed two bilateral agreements on cooperation with Papua New Guinea and Nauru in asylum policy. These agreements enable the resettlement of asylum seekers who reach Australian shores by boat … [Read more...]

NGOs join the bandwagon against cruel immigration policies

NICHOLAS McDONALDThe Labor party’s PNG solution and the LNP’s “Operation Sovereign Borders” have drawn criticism from Non-Government Organisations at home and abroad.Among these groups are the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and … [Read more...]

Refugee outrage at King George Square

TESS HAINING The Refugee Action Collective has seen one of its biggest protests yet, after hundreds gathered in King George Square over the weekend. The outrage comes after Prime Minister Rudd announced his latest decision to send all asylum … [Read more...]