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    • 02 APR 20
    Federal Government must act urgently to avoid COVID-19 catastrophe in immigration detention

    Federal Government must act urgently to avoid COVID-19 catastrophe in immigration detention

    A coalition of human rights lawyers have today called on the Morrison Government to act urgently to ensure the safety of the women and men held in its care in onshore immigration detention centres. There are approximately 1,400 people held in detention centres and alternative places of detention throughout Australia. Medical experts – including the

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    • 19 MAR 20
    Petition to protect people seeking asylum in COVID-19 crisis

    Petition to protect people seeking asylum in COVID-19 crisis

    People seeking asylum and refugees are some of the most vulnerable in our community, facing extreme hardship and increased challenges during the COVID-19 economic and health crisis. Thousands do not have an income safety net, access to Medicare, Centrelink or other critical care services. Many are experiencing insecure work, extreme poverty, mental and physical health

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    • 18 MAR 20
    A Statement on COVID-19 from the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

    A Statement on COVID-19 from the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

    A Statement on COVID-19 from the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre The below is a statement from the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) in relation to the rapidly escalating COVID-19 crisis that is caused by novel coronavirus.Right now, our organisation exists in a period of turbulence and uncertainty unprecedented in modern times.  Like many reacting to

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    • 06 MAR 20
    ICC Ruling should prompt Australian Government to accept New Zealand resettlement option

    ICC Ruling should prompt Australian Government to accept New Zealand resettlement option

    Media release20 February 2020 ICC RULING SHOULD PROMPT AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT TO ACCEPT NEW ZEALAND RESETTLEMENT OPTION Human rights and refugee sector unite to call on Australian Government to get people detained in offshore detention to safety in the wake of ICC ruling Australia’s peak human rights and refugee rights organisations have banded together to call

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    • 19 DEC 19
    Sick people transferred  from PNG and Nauru detained without medical oversight

    Sick people transferred from PNG and Nauru detained without medical oversight

    Media Release 19 December 2019 Media Release: Sick people transferred  from PNG and Nauru detained without medical oversight. The Morrison government is ultimately responsible for the transfer and medical care of sick people from offshore processing, including those already approved by the Minister under Medevac laws. Medically evacuated people are put in detention in Australia,

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    • 04 DEC 19
    ASRC calls on Prime Minister Morrison to take responsibility for people offshore

    ASRC calls on Prime Minister Morrison to take responsibility for people offshore

    Media Release 4 December 2019 ASRC calls on Prime Minister Morrison to take responsibility for people offshore The repeal of the Medevac laws means that doctors are no longer in charge of medical decisions for sick people held in offshore processing. The ASRC expresses serious worry and sadness at this government’s secretive and vindictive repeal

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