Five refugees dead?

The minister's statement [MARITIME SEARCH AND RESCUE OPERATION COMPLETE] is ambiguous, incomplete, and implausible and quotes no direct sources (i.e. only vague departmental names like Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). The Minister states: Surveillance aircraft were deployed to continue searching the rescue scene following reports from rescued passengers that five passengers were missing, having left … Continue reading Five refugees dead?

Refugees’ AWFUL DAYS AHEAD

Dear Friends of Refugees, Over the next few weeks hundreds of Afghan Hazaras in Darwin, Christmas Island and Villawood detention centres, are going to be refused visas on the grounds that Afghanistan is "evolving" and that it is safe to return. The evidence of persecution and the stories of fear of return have not changed … Continue reading Refugees’ AWFUL DAYS AHEAD

The Sri Lankan Five drowned?

Five asylum seekers have drowned - not that this is immediately evident from the Media release below. Pamela Curr, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre ************************************** From the Minister Of Home Affairs Brendon O'Connor MARITIME SEARCH AND RESCUE OPERATION COMPLETE 9 May 2010 Passengers from a disabled vessel that was rescued yesterday by a Russian merchant vessel, … Continue reading The Sri Lankan Five drowned?