Protest planned for refugee action

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The Refugee Action Collective is protesting outside Immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s electoral office from 7am tomorrow, Wednesday 9th, to bring attention to the current refugee crisis. I spoke to Collective spokesperson Mark Gillespie, about what the protest is for, as well as the current refugee situation both in Australia and overseas.

Violence escalates on Manus Island

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The refugee detention centre on Manus Island has a long history of violence and cover ups, with the latest reports alleging a young woman was raped by ex-pat security guards, while a young man lost his hand in a machete attack. An investigation has been launched, however the guards in question have been sent away, denying the investigation their testimony. I spoke to Ian Rintoul, an advocate with the Refugee Action Collective, about this situation, and what could be done.