Tag Archives: Immigration Detention

‘Game Over’ Campaign

Papua New Guinea, Nauru and Australia: Amnesty International Australia has been documenting how sport has offered respite and sanctuary to those detained amid the suffering. Sporting communities across Australia have backed Amnesty’s findings and begun a campaign in support called … 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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Searches, Seizures and Sanctions in Australia’s Immigration Detention Camps

Australia: A disturbing and distressing new development has occurred in the Commonwealth’s policies with respect to immigration detention. Pursuant to an amendment to the Migration Act (Cth), non-citizens who have committed criminal offences in Australia are now subject, under s.501, … Continue reading

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Report outlines distrust, claims of bullying, in refugee decision process

New Zealand: Distrust and disrespect, delays and allegations of discrimination and bullying are outlined in an independent report into the decision-making process for asylum-seekers. The report sets out clear recommendations but Immigration New Zealand have said implementing change has been … Continue reading

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Malaysia: Malaysian Government Plans to Send the Detained Rohingya Refugees Back to Sea

The Malaysian government are planning to send out a boat full of the 269 Rohingya refugees who had arrived on their coast at the beginning of the month and are currently being detained. Following Malaysia’s policies to no longer accept refugees … Continue reading

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The Last Refugee Family on Nauru

Nauru: Having endured seven years on Nauru, Salah and his son Mustafa are the last refugee family remaining on the island, after their US resettlement applications were rejected.  Mustafa represents a story of determination as he speaks openly about the … Continue reading

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Malaysia: Six Cases of Suicide Amongst Undocumented Migrants

Six undocumented migrants from Myanmar have been reported to have committed suicide over the past month in Malaysia. Due to the lockdowns, the migrants had all faced  increased financial hardships.  Many had lost their jobs or were unable to find jobs … Continue reading

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