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All Serco guards, including the emergency response team, have withdrawn from the compounds, leaving detainees in control of MITA North.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.
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??? #auspol
Let’s be clear that the process is so convoluted that a lawyer is required in each and every application. 2/