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Refugee Action Collective Victoria is an activist group based in Melbourne fighting for refugee rights and campaigning against mandatory detention.
Dec 26, 2021 11 tweets 2 min read
A major protest has broken out in two compounds of MITA North (Ford and Glenelg), of Melbourne's immigration detention centre in Broadmeadows.  

🧵 All Serco guards, including the emergency response team, have withdrawn from the compounds, leaving detainees in control of MITA  North.
Oct 25, 2021 7 tweets 4 min read
Short thread in relation to health issues experienced by human beings sent to #Manus who are currently in the #ParkHotel.
Many refugees contracted malaria, some multiple times despite given anti malarial drugs with terrible side effects.
abc.net.au/news/2016-02-0… Typhoid was another disease that was often rampant in detention on both #Manus and #Nauru. They would not have been exposed to tropical illnesses if not sent offshore.

Oct 23, 2021 20 tweets 8 min read
Getting ready to start now! #FreeTheRefugees ImageImage #HealthcareNotDetention
Great to see @anmfvic here in support of human beings who should not have been locked up in the first place.
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Sep 25, 2021 30 tweets 8 min read
Join us tomorrow (Sunday) at 11am to hear from Jaivet Ealom, a Rohingyan refugee who escaped from Manus and has written an amazing book about his experience.

Details and Zoom rego here: fb.me/e/13isjS8a9

#freetherefugees @rac_sydney @racqld @RSMeanjin Starting now with 82 people on the zoom. Not too late to join now. Follow the link above.
Jun 17, 2021 8 tweets 4 min read
So for the many #Medevac refugees released from detention 6 months ago on 6 month bridging visas, these need to be renewed. But the application process requires @AlexHawkeMP and/or @karenandrewsmp to ‘lift the bar’ and allow them to submit the applications. 1/ Are the ministers so incompetent, irresponsible and unprofessional that they will allow the bridging visas to lapse before allowing these people to renew???
Let’s be clear that the process is so convoluted that a lawyer is required in each and every application. 2/