Chris Petersen and Chloe DS report that 14 refugees have been on hunger strike for more than a week in protest at their imprisonment.
Melbourne Immigration Transit Accomodation (MITA)
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.
The federal government has successfully turned a humanitarian decision into a cruel one by forcing the transfer of a frail detainee from one detention centre in Melbourne to a remote one in Western Australia, reports Chloe DS.
Despite a Federal Court ruling that a detainee from MITA must be released, minister Peter Dutton is moving to torture them further, report Michael O’Reilly and Pip Hinman.