Bipartisan mistreatment of refugees since 2001 has been a key feature of politics in Australia. But the movement for refugee rights has won some concessions and it could win more, writes Alex Bainbridge.
Alex Bainbridge reports that three weeks into a 24-hour-per-day blockade of the Kangaroo Point refugee detention centre, and on the eleventh consecutive week of organised protest, hundreds of activists have signed a 'Pledge of Resistance'.
Refugees in the Kangaroo Point detention centre are making a passionate cry for freedom and their supporters, outside, are giving them hope, writes Alex Bainbridge.
Two days after a powerful and emotional refugee rights rally outside the Kangaroo Point detention centre, police moved in to break up a protest camp on June 15, reports Alex Bainbridge.
Hundreds of people turned out for the Brisbane leg of a national day of action demanding #JusticeForRefugees, reports Alex Bainbridge.
Tens of thousands of people rallied in Brisbane on June 6 to express solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement in the United States and to campaign against Black deaths in custody in Australia, reports Alex Bainbridge.
About 150-200 people took part in an "exercise for refugees" solidarity action outside the Kangaroo Point detention facility. It was the seventh week of Friday afternoon actions and the biggest yet, reports Alex Bainbridge.
Weekly solidarity actions to support refugees detained at a Brisbane detention facility are becoming an important flashpoint in the campaign, reports Alex Bainbridge.
Alex Bainbridge spoke to Alex North of the Australian Unemployed Workers Union about unemployment, the special coronavirus rate and what's next for the campaign.
Refugee activist and medical doctor Kamala Emanuel was arrested by Queensland Police on May 15 for holding a sign. The sign read: "COVID-19: Just one more reason to free the refugees".