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    • 03 NOV 17

    606 men on Manus at breaking point

    It’s day 3 on Manus Island and 606 men stand barricaded and fearful for their lives. On 31 October our government abandoned the detention centre and cut off water, food, security, power and medication. But the men are stranded because the three sites our government has offered are unfinished and unsafe. There are frequent attacks

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    • 02 NOV 17

    Nauru detainee Khan calls for medical evacuation to Australia

    My name is Khan. I have been on Nauru for 4 years. Did you see the news this week? Journalists have exposed the cases of myself and my brothers and sisters detained on Nauru who are sick and can’t get the medical care we need. I have a complex condition that causes me to lose

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    • 01 NOV 17

    Medical crisis on Nauru should result in evacuation to Australia for treatment

    The media spotlight on Australian bureaucrats overruling the decisions of medical doctors is shocking. Yesterday’s accounts exposed by Buzzfeed and ABC 7:30 report are from the most senior medical doctor on Nauru and clearly show that the abuse of people in need of medical treatment is happening with impunity and indifference by our own government’sRead more →
    • 25 OCT 17

    The humanitarian crisis of 603,000 Rohingya refugees

    Photo by Dan Kitwood The Rohingya people are been forced out of their home country of Myanmar in a ruthless ‘ethnic cleansing’ campaign by the state’s army. The Muslim-minority ethnic group has for decades been denied citizenship and access to government services as well as other forms of socio-political and economic discrimination in the BuddhistRead more →
    • 24 OCT 17

    Kon Karapanagiotidis delivers key note address to ACOSS Conference

    Founder and CEO of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC), Kon Karapanagiotidis delivered the opening key note address to this year’s Australian Council Of Social Services (ACOSS) National Conference: ‘Australia in 2030: creating the future we want’, held 24-25 October in Melbourne. ACOSS is the peak body for community service organisations in Australia and a

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    • 20 OCT 17

    People applying for asylum in Australia have lost the freedom to own a pet

      The Turnbull government has forced vulnerable people seeking asylum in Australia into poverty by denying many the right to work, barred people from studying and then put them at risk of homelessness by cutting income support and access to health care. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has now issued a notice to

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