Human Rights Law Centre managing lawyer Sanmati Verma told a forum that the Fast Track process was “designed to see people fail”. Chris Slee reports.
Temporary Protection Visa (TPV)
About 100 refugees and supporters gathered outside Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s electoral office in Marrickville to call for permanent protection for all refugees. Isaac Nellist reports.
Kurdish-Iranian activist, author and film producer Behrouz Boochani discusses his latest book and Australia's refugee detention regime.
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.
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.
Activists are set to protest Labor’s cruel immigration policy of keeping refugees in limbo. Kerry Smith reports.
The Hazara community is demanding that Labor speak out about the escalation of violence and protect Hazaras in accordance with its international obligations. Janet Parker reports.
More than 2000 people rallied for permanent protection for refugees outside Parliament House. Luke Weyland reports.
The Refugee Action Collective held a rally outside the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation (MITA) in Broadmeadows to demand freedom for those inside. Chris Slee reports.
Protesters gathered outside the Park Hotel in Carlton to demand that the refugees be immediately released. Chloe DS reports.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison boasts that Australia is rescuing Afghans, resettling refugees and will implement humanitarian programs. However, as Stuart Rees writes, this is cover for cowardice.
Scott Morrison probably never intended to rescue Afghans who had helped Australia’s occupation forces, but he is being forced to. Sue Bolton argues that he must be forced to do a lot more.
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