Refugee rights campaigners welcome the news that asylum seeker Neil Para and his family have been granted permanent visas, but say Labor needs to grant permanent visas to 9999 others. Kerry Smith reports.
Asylum seekers & refugees
Jason Siwat, a representative of the PNG Catholic Bishops Conference told a forum that refugees who were sent to Manus Island are now stuck in Papua New Guinea, reports Chris Slee.
A protest outside the office of immigration minister Andrew Giles demanded permanent visas for refugees. Chris Slee reports.
Refugee activists gathered on World Refugee Day to call for permanent protection for refugees and an end to the country’s racist and cruel migration policies. Andrea Bortoli reports.
The federal government’s cruelty towards refugees should be a critical issue in the federal election. Green Left asked Sue Bolton about the recent deal with New Zealand and the differences, if any, between the major parties on refugee policies.
The Tamil Refugee Council held a speak-out to mark Tamil Genocide Day before a refugee rights rally on the UN declared day for the elimination of racial discrimination. Pip Hinman reports.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has produced hundred of thousands of refugees. It has also revealed the hypocrisy and racism on the part of receiving states, writes Binoy Kampmark.
Regardless of the entitled Serbian tennis player's behaviour, Sue Bolton argues that the Immigration Minister's decision to kick him out of the country should be cause for concern.
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 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.
More than 300 people took part in an online rally organised by the Tamil Refugee Council to demand protections for refugees and ensure they are not deported to danger. Chris Slee reports.
Walter Kaufman was his own man, a survivor, ‘at home in homelessness’. Vivienne Porzsolt recalls the remarkable life of a left-wing writer and unionist.
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