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    • 23 JAN 18
    Group of 40 fly to freedom from Manus, 2000 people left behind

    Group of 40 fly to freedom from Manus, 2000 people left behind

    A small group of approximately 40 people detained for up to five years on Manus Island depart for the United States today from Port Moresby to build a new life, under the US deal. Many of the group of people – from a mix of origin countries including Rohingya – were transferred from Manus Island

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    • 23 JAN 18
    Doubling efforts to #EvacuateNow and respond to escalating medical crisis in offshore detention

    Doubling efforts to #EvacuateNow and respond to escalating medical crisis in offshore detention

    Last year, a humanitarian crisis unfolded on Manus Island for people seeking asylum and refugees detained offshore by the Australian government. People detained on Nauru have also been suffering from medical neglect of complex conditions such as kidney stones, breast lumps, diabetes and neurological damage, unable to get the treatment doctors are prescribing for them.

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    • 22 DEC 17
    Carolyn Graydon to lead our Human Rights Law Program

    Carolyn Graydon to lead our Human Rights Law Program

    The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) is delighted to welcome Carolyn Graydon to lead our Human Rights Law Program. Carolyn comes to the ASRC with an outstanding record as a human rights lawyer in Australia and international contexts over the past 21 years. In Australia, she has worked with Refugee Legal (RILC at the time)

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    • 20 DEC 17
    ASRC condemns forced deportation return of Tamil man from Sydney to Sri Lanka today

    ASRC condemns forced deportation return of Tamil man from Sydney to Sri Lanka today

    A Tamil man who missed the arbitrary Fast Track deadline set by the Minister of Immigration, is being deported to Sri Lanka today. The man known as ‘Rajah’ called pro bono lawyers at Sydney’s Refugee Advice and Case Work Service (RACS) at 11am this morning, saying that Australian Border Force were taking him to SydneyRead more →
    • 11 DEC 17
    ASRC visit to Manus provides hope in hell

    ASRC visit to Manus provides hope in hell

    Aziz is one of about 600 men on Manus Island. One of those men who are desperate to leave but determined to stay, all at the same time. He is from Sudan, and has been on Manus for the past five years. Often, he and the other men were supported by the ASRC, and wondered

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    • 30 NOV 17
    Minister Dutton escapes scrutiny, maintains secrecy by rejecting AMA

    Minister Dutton escapes scrutiny, maintains secrecy by rejecting AMA

    Peter Dutton MP has rejected the Australian Medical Association’s (AMA) request to independently assess and have oversight of health care and treatment of men detained on Manus Island. The ASRC has long highlighted that people detained on Manus and Nauru are not receiving urgent medical treatment for complex physical and mental conditions, including torture and

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