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.
Refugee rights campaigns and actions
Protesters demanded Labor end immigration detention and offshore processing and provide permanent safety for all refugees. It also called for an end to boat turn-backs. Alex Salmon reports.
Hundreds of protesters gathered outside of State Library Victoria to demand permanent visas for refugees. Lachie McQueen and Chloe DS report.
Boat turn-backs. Offshore Detention. Refusal to settle groups of refugees in Australia. This triad is the 10-year-long contemporary White Australia policy of governments, Labor and Coalition. Jonathan Strauss argues for the need to step up the pressure.
The death of a refugee at Villawood Detention Centre is the latest indictment of the bipartsian cruelty towards refugees in Australia. Pip Hinman reports.
Jordana Silverstein, author of Cruel Care: a history of children at our borders and three child refugees spoke to a Refugee Action Collective-organised forum. Chris Slee reports.
Nimalakaran Sinnakkili called for permanent protection for the remaining refugees and asylum seekers living in the community or imprisoned in detention centres in Australia and Nauru.
Cairns for Refugees and Green Left organised an event that raised nearly $1300 for refugee rights advocacy. Jonathan Strauss reports.
Labor promised to end the cruel practice of imposing temporary protection visas. Alex Bainbridge argues its announcement concerning 19,000 refugees is welcome, but does not go far enough.
For refugees, people seeking asylum and their supporters, 2022 was a difficult year. But progress has been made, reports Jonathan Strauss.
Nilofar told a forum by video link from Indonesia that refugees stranded there are not allowed to work or study, which has led some to suicide. Chris Slee reports.
Refugees and their supporters converged on Parliament to demand the federal government act on its promise to give 19,000 refugees permanent visas. Kerry Smith reports.
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