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May 16, 2016

After the sold out Brisbane premiere more screenings of the must-see film Chasing Asylum have been announced.


Showing at New Farm Cinemas 26th - 29th May

The film-maker, Eva Orner will be present at the Friday 27 May session to discuss her film and participate in an aud...

December 3, 2014

Hamid was born in Iran in 1990. He is just 24 years old.  

He will die in Brisbane in 2014, a victim of systemic neglect under the Australian immigration regime.

The same regime that will soon have claimed the lives of two young men.

No more deaths indetention. 


November 12, 2014

Refugee (Have Mercy) is the theme song for Walking Borders, a group dedicated to art activism for refugee rights.

It was sung by a huge choir as the Walking Borders' flotilla sailed the Brisbane river during the recent G20 event. A flotilla of thousands of paper boats...

September 7, 2014

Sunday 7 September, 6 pm, King George Square, Brisbane

A vigil will be held for Iranian asylum seeker Hamid Khazayi in Brisbane's King George Square on Sunday evening at 6 pm.

Hamid was rushed from the Manus Island detention centre to Brisbane's Mater hospital last w...

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Want to make a real difference for Refugees and Asylum Seekers? Why not visit them in detention here in Brisbane? ​

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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