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Wyndham Pleads For Refugee Help

Australia: Wyndham City Mayor Cr Josh Gilligan is one of 38 mayors across Australia who signed an open letter today, calling on the Federal Government to extend crucial support to people seeking asylum affected by COVID-19. The letter outlines key … Continue reading

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The government’s talking to migrant community leaders, but where are the women?

Australia: Groups representing migrant women say it’s time the Victorian government listened to women when handling Coronavirus. This is especially important asthe pandemic had disproportionately impacted women from migrant and refugee backgrounds and their access to support services, as highlighted … Continue reading

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Liverpool Mayor adds voice to No Child Left Behind campaign

Australia: Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller has called on the Federal Government to make sure every child in Australia is protected from the economic and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic – including asylum seekers and refugees on temporary visas. Refugee … Continue reading

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Chaos and confusion: Victoria’s public housing coronavirus lockdown

Australia: 3000 residents trapped inside public housing towers brought under sudden lockdown in Melbourne. Residents can be heard yelling for help from windows, friends have been turned away from dropping off care packages and masked police officers are at the … Continue reading

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Establishing Humanitarian Lanes During COVID-19

Australia and New Zealand: COVID-19 is severely impacting the humanitarian system, denying aid to many affected communities in the Asia Pacific. But countries in the region have begun negotiations to normalise international travel, with Australia and New Zealand being the … Continue reading

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The Briefing: Australia as a Safe Haven For Hong Kong?

Australia:  Australia has been accused of finding some refugees more equal than others, after suggesting resettlement opportunities to Hong Kong Nationals in response to China’s new security laws, but only for skilled workers. Tensions have already been mounting with China, … Continue reading

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Australian State Labor Government’s Police Arrest Refugee Protesters

Australia: Under the behest of the Labor government in Queensland, police arrested 37 refugee rights demonstrators in Brisbane last weekend, in the latest use of the COVID-19 pandemic to attack the right to free speech and protest. Source: World Socialist … Continue reading

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A blanket ban on phones in immigration detention would be unacceptable

Australia: Following the announcement of the Migration Amendment Bill 2020, which would allow a ban on mobile phones in immigration detention facilities, Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner has rasied his concerns about this practice. Upon inspecting Australia’s immigration detention facilities, he … Continue reading

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Sounding a Pandemic Alarm Over an Increase in Numbers in Detention

Australia: Marie McInerneyclaims “The number of people held in immigration detention in Australia has risen during the novel coronavirus pandemic, despite multiple warnings from health and human rights organisations for asylum seekers to be released into the community to reduce … Continue reading

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How an inner-city motel became a detention centre for more than 100 refugees

Australia/ Nauru/ Manus: Refugees and asylum seekers who had been detained on Nauru or Manus Island and sent to Australia speak out about being detained again at Kangaroo Point Central Hotel & Apartments. Daily protests and weekly rallies are giving … Continue reading

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