Refugees & migrants

Sivaguru 'Rajan' Navanitharasa with Tamil Refugee Council member Renuga Inpakumar Photo: TRC/Facebook

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.

Refugees protest in Manus Island detention centre. Photo: Abdul Aziz Adam

Australia’s cruel, immoral and illegal refugee policy is supposedly being carried out in our name. Janet Parker argues we must do everything within our power to bring it to an end.

Despite efforts by librarians and City of Melbourne councillors to provide library services to refugees detained in the Park Hotel prison it has still not been approved. Marlon Toner-McLachlan reports.

The biggest global emitters of greenhouse gases spend an average of 2.3 times as much on arming their borders as on climate finance, according to a new report, writes Susan Price.

Refugee activists shut down the offices of the Department of Home Affairs in Meanjin (Brisbane) on November 11. Isaac Nellist reports.

Protesters continue to demand that refugees inside the Park Hotel prison are released into the community. Chloe DS reports.

Protesters gathered outside the Park Hotel in Carlton to demand that the refugees be immediately released. Chloe DS reports.

 

While Indonesian soldiers are taking part in a joint training exercise with 150 Australian troops in the Northern Territory, West Papuan civilians are fleeing Indonesian military operations in the Maybrat region, reports Susan Price.

The Hunter Asylum Seeker Advocacy is commemorating those who drowned in the SIEV-X disaster, reports Dr Niko Leka

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At 21, Jaivet Ealom fled persecution in Myanmar, finding himself on a small boat with 100 other men, women and children destined for Darwin, writes Janet Parker.

Discarded lifejackets on a Mediterranean coastline. Photo: Pixabay

Australia’s brutal policy of turning back refugees at sea has been picked up by Britain, reports Binoy Kampmark.

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.

Haiti refugees cr Kathy Kojimoto

Nearly 15,000 Haitian migrants camped on the Mexico-Texas border were rounded up by US border patrol agents on horseback, reports Malik Miah.

Neoliberal austerity, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, has provided fertile ground for the rise of the far-right in Canada's recent federal election, reports Jeff Shantz.

An online forum discussing the power of protest was organised by the Refugee Action Collective Victoria. Chris Slee reports.

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