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September 28, 2019

The facility is called Brisbane Immigration Transit Accommodation Centre (BITA) and is at

100 Sugarmill Road, Pinkenba. Advocates for asylum seekers and refugees have been visiting people in detention since Immigration Detention began, and just showing that you care is...

August 30, 2019

Vigil at Royal Brisbane and Womens' Hospital 

Friday 30th August from 4.30 PM

Join us near The Main Entrance , Close to Butterworth Street

(Easily accessed from RBWH Busway Station)

A 36-year-old man known as Jamal  is understood to have self-immolated inside his room on...

August 9, 2019

With The Federal House of Reps and Senate sitting the week starting

July 1st,The Government may try to kill off The Medevac Bill.

The federal court overturned Home Affairs Department’s attempt to block the medevac transfer of a critically ill 29-year-old Iraqi man from...

May 20, 2019

The Choose Humane Campaign has been launched by The Refugee Council

Not sure which candidate to vote for, in standing up for refugees and     asylum seekers? The Refugee Council has researched policies put          forward by The Greens ,The Labor Party and The Coaliti...

May 9, 2019

The Australian Financial Review understands that a promise by former

Labor leader Bill Shorten to adopt Home Affairs if elected, but subject

it to a review, was based on concerns by such agencies as ASIO and Australian Federal Police that they were unhappy with the merge...

May 1, 2019

Palm Sunday message from Behrouz Boochani

A refugee who has been stuck on Manus Island since 2013 , Behrouz is an

Iranian-Kurdish journalist, human rights defender, poet and film producer.

Scroll down for information on Behrouz's newest book

'No Friend but the Mountains'


May 1, 2019

Having been delayed by The Coalition on the last Rep Sitting Day before Christmas,it was finally passed by the house of Reps ,

and on return to The Senate was passed on Feb 13th , 2019

In her first week on the job, new independent MP Dr Kerryn Phelps,  threw down the ga...

April 18, 2019

Hosted by Refugee Action Collective QLD and Just Peace QLD

​Speakers Corner,Opposite The Queensland Parliament:

Corner of George and Alice Streets ,Brisbane


Speakers include:

Aran Mylvaganam, co-founded Tamil C...

December 24, 2018

1st prize

A beautiful original painting from local artist, Therese Kelly

The painting is called 'Neon Lights'. The bright colours and the name of the painting are being used as a metaphor, to highlight the need to raise awareness and shine a light on injustice.

Therese K...

December 23, 2018

The Morrison government is hoping that a bit of Christmas tinsel will be enough to divert the public's attention away from the human rights abuses they are inflicting on innocent people on Nauru and Manus island. Abuses that, according to MSF, has led to 30 percent of...

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September 28, 2019

The facility is called Brisbane Immigration Transit Accommodation Centre (BITA) and is at

100 Sugarmill Road, Pinkenba. Advocates for asylum seekers an...

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