Chris Slee reports that a petition calling on Victorian Premier Dan Andrews to stop the cruelty towards refugees was handed over to his office. The protests to free the refugees are growing.
Refugee Action Collective (Victoria)
Chris Slee reports that refugee rights supporters will rally on January 27 outside the Melbourne Magistrates Court to support activists who have been charged for organising safe protests.
A sizable protest in Melbourne demanded freedom for refugees detained in a hotel prison, reports Chloe DS.
Refugee rights supporters rallied outside the Mantra Hotel demanding the detainees be released, not moved, reports Chris Slee.
An online forum was told of the extra hardships LGBTI refugees applying for asylum face. Chris Slee reports.
More than 300 people attended an online meeting on May 4 to discuss how to free detained refugees and defend the right to protest, reports Chris Slee.
The Refugee Action Collective in Victoria has vowed to hold a car cavalcade in defiance of a police ban, to demand freedom for detained refugees, reports Chris Slee.
About 80 people attended a rally called by the Refugee Action Collective on March 2 to protest against the Australian government's plan to reopen the detention centre on Christmas Island and send refugees from Manus Island and Nauru there.
Refugee advocates are campaigning to stop the deportation of Huyen Tran, a Vietnamese woman who fled her home country by boat due to religious persecution in 2011.
Twelve people have died in Australian offshore detention centres in the past five years as a result of murder, suicide and medical neglect, according to Angelica Panopoulos from the Refugee Action Collective (Victoria).