Summary: Temporay visas rejected and high court outines constituional limits to immigration detention.
Now lets hope the government respects this ruling.
Reza Berati - 1991-2014
Imagine you had to leave your country because the economic sanctions imposed made it too hard to stay, with your family, your friends. Imagine you left after you graduated high school. Maybe a couple years later. 23. Imagine all the potential, the dreams you have for a better life in a country that is supposed to offer asylum. A country which is actually complicit in the severe sanctions on your homeland and instead locks you up, on a third-party nation. Imagine to then be told that you will never settle in Australia. You’ll be settled on PNG. Imagine the incessant mosquitoes, the searing heat, a tent and the rags they’ve allow you to keep as your only protection. Imagine being, or seeing others, harassed by guards because their children are sick, they’re sick. They feel like they’re going to die there. Imagine then being told, mockingly, that you will never be settled in PNG. Imagine being attacked, the people you suffer with, being attacked for being forced into a concentration camp on a nation which had to be paid off to agree. Imagine being murdered at 23 after suffering through conditions you were placed in by a country which aggravates conflict abroad and then punishes those who try to escape. Australia left his life, efforts, hopes and dreams decimated. His death too, then, can’t be in vain or we can be assured that there will be more Reza Beratis and more blood spilled.
For those who’ve come across the seas,
We’ve boundless plains to share,
Unless you’ve come across the seas from anywhere other than Britain,
In which case you can just fuck right off.
Everyone has the right to a safe, healthy, happy life.
On the 26th of June, 2014, Department of Immigration employees were waiting at the residence of two 16 year old Vietnamese asylum seekers who had been studying at Woodville High School. When the boys arrived home from school they were taken, without being told what was happening to them, and were sent to Inverbrackie Detention Centre in the Adelaide Hills. Soon afterwards, they were then flown out to Darwin, where they are now being detained at Wickham Point.
From the Asylum Seeker Resource Center
The Abbott government is offering asylum seekers up to $10,000 - a five-fold increase - to leave detention centres on Manus Island and Nauru and return to their countries of origin.
FOR FUCK’S SAKE
"Hey guys, I know we’ve endangered all of you by leaking your details that were downloaded all over the world and that we try to dissuade you from coming here by advertising the fact we literally torture you you to the point of suicide, but how about going back to the country you risked your entire life to leave? We’ll give you some money. And we don’t give away money lightly! GUYS, C’MON!"
Outside QVB building in #Sydney: “Chilout” has an art-based #refugee action on rescuing children in #detention #centres. They need you help in getting all 1,023 dolls out, so donate your time and raise awareness today or tomorrow (until 4pm each day).
www.chilout.org #noborders #NoOneIsIllegal
#5 The Faces Of Asylum - How to get involved
Following the killing of 800,000 Tutsis in Rwanda in 1994, 2,257,573 refugees (40 percent of the population) took asylum in 36 countries. In 2012 when Tuareg rebels in Mali captured Timbuktu after an army coup, 297,552 refugees (2 percent of the population) settled in 28 asylum countries. These are just a fraction of the world’s refugee population being documented on a dynamic new website, The Refugee Project, an example of how graphic designers increasingly are turning their attention to framing data that stimulates action.
While data visualization will not end the refugee problem, the designers at Brooklyn-based graphics firm Hyperakt think they can make some difference by developing a tool that decision makers can use to advocate for humanitarian relief.
“Our own lack of knowledge about the millions of people around the world who have been forced to leave their homelands led us to want to tackle this story,” Deroy Peraza, Hyperakt’s creative director, said. “We thought it would be very helpful to visualize and compare all the refugee crises happening around the world—and not just for this year, but over time. We also wanted to have an understanding of the causes behind massive migrations.”
Read more. [Image: The Refugee Project]
Look what Bry & Ziggy & I found off Brunswick St.