A new book has revealed that crime rates in Australia have fallen markedly in the last two decades. But, as Chris Slee notes, the book's authors fail to adequately link crime rates to unemployment or other ecomonic factors.
Tamil Remembrance Day on May 16 was marked in Sydney and Melbourne. Rachel Evans and Chris Slee report.
The Tamil Refugee Council (TRC) has condemned the Australian government for supplying five drones to the Sri Lankan police, reports Chris Slee.
Chris Slee reports on community support for the Medevac refugees who have recently been released from hotel detention.
The Colombian community and allies rallied in solidarity with a national strike in Colombia, report Federico Fuentes and Chris Slee.
The head of Venezuela’s mission in Australia says the country remains under attack from the United States, Chris Slee reports.
Members of the Eritrean community gathered in Melbourne to protest against Isaias Afwerki, the dictatorial ruler of Eritrea, reports Chris Slee.
A recent Refugee Action Collective forum exposed the punitive nature of temporary visas for asylum seekers, reports Chris Slee.
Chris Slee reports that a judge dismissed a charge of “incitement” against refugee rights activist Chris Breen.
Chris Slee reports on a rally in solidarity with a refugee activist charged with incitement.
Chris Slee reports on a protest calling on the United Nations Human Rights Council to refer Sri Lanka to the International Criminal Court for committing genocide against the Tamil people.
Refugee rights activists gathered in Parliament Gardens to support the release of a Tamil family detained on Christmas Island, reports Chris Slee.
Don Khan, a Rohingya refugee who was brought to Australia under the defunct Medevac law, told a rally that he had still not been given specialist treatment, reports Chris Slee.
Released refugees are pleading with supporters to keep up the pressure on the government until all refugees are released from onshore and offshore detention. Chris Slee reports.
Protests were organised in Melbourne and Sydney on February 6 to demand an end to the oppression of Tamils and Muslims in Sri Lanka. Chris Slee reports.
Chris Slee reports on a gathering outside the Magistrates Court to support an activist on trial for “inciting” people to support detained refugees.