Chloe DS

A coalition of environment groups warn against the Victorian Parliament bringing in new anti-protest laws which would even stop Traditional Owners from protecting Country. Chloe DS reports.

Protesters gathered around the country, in response to a call out from Yuendumu Elders, to demand police be prohibited from taking guns into remote First Nations communities and justice for Kumanjayi Walker. Isaac Nellist and Chloe DS report.

The Kurdish community and their supporters joined a global day of action against Turkey’s war on the Kurds. Chloe DS reports.

Hundreds of people demonstrated outside the Thornbury Theatre to say “no” to Hindutva hatred and to oppose fascist Tejasvi Surya from speaking at a conference. Chloe DS reports.

Detainees on 501s continue to be forcibly flown from Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation centre to Christmas Island detention centre. Chloe DS reports.

Thousands marched in the annual Palm Sunday’s walk for justice for refugees in Melbourne. Supporters of refugee rights also took to the streets in Canberra and Newcastle. Chloe DS, Elizabeth Trenchos, Paul Oboohov and Steve O'Brien report.

The Hobart City Council has added to the pressure on the federal government to release refugees from indefinite detention in the Park Hotel prison in Melbourne. Chloe DS reports.

The Aboriginal Tent Embassy, the longest running protest by First Nations peoples, is about to mark its 50th year. This brief timeline was put together by Chloe de Silva and Markela Panegyres.

While Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic is in detention, refugee rights activists have taken the opportunity to protest the detention of refugees brought to Australia under the Medevac law in 2019. Chloe DS reports.

A detained Serbian tennis player at the Park Hotel has unwittingly helped shine a spotlight on the Morrison government's cruel policies towards refugees. Chloe DS reports.

A protest against Black deaths in custody in Sydney on December 7. Photo: Zebedee Parkes

Three more deaths in recent weeks have taken the number of First Nations people who have died in custody since the 1991 Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody to 485. Chloe DS reports.

Sivaguru 'Rajan' Navanitharasa with Tamil Refugee Council member Renuga Inpakumar Photo: TRC/Facebook

Chloe DS reports that Sivaguru “Rajan” Navanitharasa, who endured one of the longest periods inside Australia’s detention centres, was finally released into community detention on November 25.

Protesters continue to demand that refugees inside the Park Hotel prison are released into the community. Chloe DS reports.

Protesters gathered outside the Park Hotel in Carlton to demand that the refugees be immediately released. Chloe DS reports.

 

A refugee imprisoned at the Park hotel prison in Carlton told Green Left  that three refugees had tested positive for COVID-19 and that many others have symptoms. Chloe DS reports.

The Socialist Alliance will field two long-term activists for the Victorian Senate on People and Planet before Profit platform, reports Chloe DS.

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