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.
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A Tamil Refugee Council online rally for 'black day' called on the Australian government to stop aiding the Sri Lankan government’s genocidal policies. Chris Slee reports.
Chloe DS reports that Sivaguru “Rajan” Navanitharasa, who endured one of the longest periods inside Australia’s detention centres, was finally released into community detention on November 25.
Rachel Evans spoke to Tamil refugees and activists Kalyani Inpakumar and Renuga Inpakumar about the continuing persecution of Tamils in Sri Lanka and the campaign for rights here.
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.
A large zoom rally called for more Afghan refugees to be accepted and for permanent visas for refugees living here. Chris Slee reports.
Refugee rights supporters rallied outside Northern Hospital to show their support for a Tamil refugee who has been detained for more than 11 years. Chris Slee reports.
The Murugappan family has become a symbol for all refugees who have been treated as less than human because of Australian border and immigration policies, argues Renuga Inpakuma.
Refugee rights activists gathered in Parliament Gardens to support the release of a Tamil family detained on Christmas Island, reports Chris Slee.
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.
Sri Lankan soldiers and police have demolished a monument at Jaffna University dedicated to marking the massacre of Tamils at Mullivaikkal in 2009, reports Chris Slee.
Located in the suburb of Broadmeadows, Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation (MITA) has been described as a "hidden hell for refugees".
Three hundred people rallied on May 24 to show solidarity with refugees, who face increasing attacks following the re-election of the Coalition government.
Thirty refugee supporters protested outside the Melbourne headquarters of Jetstar on November 9, demanding that Qantas (Jetstar's parent company) cease participating in the deportation of asylum seekers.
The Tamil Refugee Council has no confidence in the Scott Morrison-led Coalition, saying his inhumane record towards refugees and asylum seekers speaks for itself.
The Tamil Refugee Council released this statement on July 24.
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The Tamil Refugee Council has again called on the Australian government to end the deportation of Tamil asylum seekers to Sri Lanka, after the United Nations found evidence of widespread torture in the country.