A group of concerned Australians living in a regional area outside Sydney
To encourage positive attitudes to refugees in the community and at all levels of government.
To welcome, befriend and assist refugees facing uncertain futures, in detention and in the community.
Practical, emotional and financial assistance for refugees and to encourage positive attitudes to refugees in the community and at all levels of government
Humanitarian News and Analysis – a service of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. PERTH, 14 January 2013 (IRIN) Human rights groups have strongly condemned conditions at Australia’s two offshore processing centres for asylum seekers on the Pacific islands of Nauru and Manus. “Conditions are overwhelmingly inadequate, with intolerable physical conditions thatRead more
Once a haven for refugees from Afghanistan, the Pakistani city of Quetta has turned into a deathtrap. Many see escape to Australia as their only hope. For years, the Pakistani city of Quetta has been studded with billboards put up by Australia. When a suicide bomber detonated himself in a Shia Muslim rally on SeptemberRead more
Escalating unrest saw three men briefly escape the Manus Island detention facility at the weekend and run into the sea in apparent joint suicide attempt. On Saturday, 40 more people – all single men, mostly Iranians, Iraqis and Afghans – arrived at Manus. Asylum seekers already there reported that the men had not been toldRead more
A GROUP of asylum seekers have tried to escape from Manus Island amid claims up to three refugees have attempted to commit suicide or self-harmed over conditions at the new offshore processing centre. In claims disputed by the government, the Refugee Action Coalition claimed an Iraqi father attempted to hang himself yesterday morning and wasRead more
The situation on Manus Island continues to become more untenable. Below is a report from the camp residents. “The situation of Manus Island is uncertain. All people are stressed and worried. Everything seems out of control. Manus detention is not going to be calm any more. People are all angry because they brought to manusRead more
THIRTY men have been transferred to the offshore processing centre at Nauru. The single men, mostly Iraqis and Iranians, left Darwin on a charter flight today and arrived in Nauru at around 8am AEDT, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) said in a statement. The group went through relevant immigration, customs and quarantine processesRead more