asylum seekers

The APS calls for all children to be released immediately from all Australian immigration detention centres.

The Australian Psychological Society (APS) welcomes the long-awaited release of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s report, The Forgotten Children, from its Inquiry into Children in Detention, and looks forward to the Government’s response.

The APS calls for all children in immigration detention to be released immediately, including those on Nauru, which the report makes clear is a particularly harmful environment.              


“Shit Happens” to MH17
By Max Gross

'I want to give people this absolute assurance: no cuts to education, no cuts to health, no change to pensions, no change to GST, no cuts to the ABC or SBS' - Tony Abbott, 6th September, 2013

"The Coalition will do the right thing for Australia and deliver a strong, stable, accountable government that puts the national interest first and delivers a better future for all Australians. We will restore accountability and improve transparency measures to be more accountable to you" - Liberal Party website

Photo Exhibition & Forum- Sri Lankan Genocide 2009

Photo Exhibition & Forum- Sri Lankan Genocide 2009

Date and Time: Wednesday 30/04/2014 - 6:00pm until Saturday 03/05/2014 - 6:00pm
Location: Victoria Hall, 179 High Street, Fremantle
For further queries please Contact Leonie on 0439 475 174


Photo Exhibition- Opening on Wednesday April 30th at 6pm
Special Forum with Questions & Answers Session at 7pm

Panelists: Federal Greens Senator Scott Ludlan
- Federal Labor Member for Fremantle Melissa Parke



I've been filming at protests for the last 5 years in Australia as an independent film-maker using the footage I capture in documentaries. I've always wanted to make a video using all the protests I have filmed at and this is it, well, almost all the protests I've filmed at. This video is rather special to me and I composed this tune myself for my latest documentary, Surviving Earth.


Letter From a Refugee in Detention on Nauru

I received this letter via Facebook from a woman in detention on Nauru:

Hi Australia,

Me and my husband arrived to Christmas island in Sep 2013, After two weeks staying in AQUA detention in christmas island they transfer us to Naru.

Most of officers in Naru were military in Afghanestan and Iraq and they are so aggressive and treat us like their enemy and most of them havn’t stable mentally situation.

Ongoing Vigil for Asylum Seekers in Detention - Casseleden Place - 24 February to 25 March 2014

In response to the murder of Kurdish Iranian asylum seeker Reza Barati in the detention centre on Manus Island last week a small group of protesters has established an ongoing vigil outside the Department of Immigration office at Casselden Place. While determined to maintain the action regardless, they would welcome support and ideally for others to join them. There is a Facebook page here:


Antifascist Actions

On the 26th of January in Brisbane, a few members of a fascist sect called the 'Australia First Party' attempted to disrupt the annual invasion day march held by the local indigenous community.

On the same day in Canberra the fuehrer of the party, Jim Saleam (former leader of ‘National Action’ and ’Australian Nazi Party’) gave a podium speech at a protest against the new Bikie laws in Queensland.

Back in December the party held a small rally outside the Greek consulate in Sydney in support of the ultra-nationalist Golden Dawn party.

Fears for lives of people in detention after Immigration Minister lies about death and casualties at Manus Island

Refugee advocates with contacts on Manus Island are reporting witnesses saw PNG police and locals attacking refugees after security employees were withdrawn from the detention centre. Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison continues to peddle the lie that an internal "riot" was the cause of the injuries and mainstream media are perpetuating the minister's lies. The incident is another in a long line of human rights breaches and international relations disasters for the Abbott government.


ethiopia youth live with poverity and migraion.

Over half of Ethiopia’s population consists of young people between the ages of 15-24 years. Many of the youth face diverse problems and live with constant life challenges. Especially in urban centers of the country, the number of delinquent juveniles is increasing. In Addis Ababa alone it is believed that there are over 100,000 people living on the streets, and more than half of these are young people. This number is increasing every day due to poverty and migration of people from the rural to urban areas in search of a better life.

Plan 2050: new borders for a new Australia


Today the Government launches Plan 2050, positioning our country as a world leader in responsible and resilient migration policy.

Australia has one of the most diverse and thriving communities in the world, and we need to build on it with a migration policy that looks to the future.

The Government will be replacing closed, dangerous borders with a politics of cooperation and support.