Refugee rights supporters gathered outside the Park Hotel prison again to demand the detainees be released and for all detention centres to be closed down. Chloe DS reports.
The release of refugees from detention has given activists hope that there will be a change in policy. But, as Chloe DS writes, they won't stop organising until all refugees are released and given permanent protection.
A sizable protest in Melbourne demanded freedom for refugees detained in a hotel prison, reports Chloe DS.
Chloe DS reports that refugees were forcibly transferred under excessive police presence from the Mantra hotel in Melbourne's north to a former COVID-19 hotspot in the CBD.
The City of Moreland Council has condemned a secret immigration detention centre in Fawkner and urged the Victorian government to change planning laws to disallow such cruelty, reports Chloe DS.
Socialist Alliance councillor Sue Bolton will be able to continue working on unfinished community projects, after being reelected for a third term on Moreland City Council, reports Chloe DS.
Refugee Action Collective (Victoria) organised an online rally to discuss widespread concern about draconian laws being used against activists, reports Chloe DS.
Sue Bolton, who is seeking re-election for a third term on Moreland City Council, says the COVID-19 pandemic has proven the privatisation of care work leads to deadly results. Chloe DS reports.
Humanitarian vessels, including Banksy's MV Louise Michel, are rescuing refugees from dying at sea and highlighting European governments' cruel fortress-like policies, writes Chloe DS.
Centre for Future Work senior economist Alison Pennington talks about the economic implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and alternatives to austerity and deregulation.