David Manne talks with Tom Ballard

Tuesday, May 23 2017

David Manne talks with Tom Ballard about the current emergency situation facing asylum seekers in Australia.

David Manne on The Project – Monday 22 May 2017

Tuesday, May 23 2017

Our Executive Director David Manne on The Project last night, commenting on the Government’s latest move on refugee processing, which violates rights and endangers lives.  

End of financial year appeal

Monday, May 22 2017

Dear Friend As I write, the emergency situation for people seeking asylum in our country has escalated even further. 21ST of May’s  “Lodge or Leave” announcement means that there are around 4,000 people in Victoria alone who urgently need our legal help to apply for refugee protection by the deadline of 1 October 2017. People […]

Join the Palm Sunday rally – Sunday 9 April

Friday, April 7 2017
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The tradition of Palm Sunday rallies continues this weekend and once again thousands of Australians will be walking for justice for refugees and an end to the punitive policies. It’s critical to show that we Australians ARE better than this. So I encourage you with your family and friends to be part of the walk […]

‘Draconian and dangerous’: Despair over fresh crackdown on asylum seekers

Wednesday, March 1 2017
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Asylum seekers have been told they will lose their welfare payments, bridging visas and right to seek asylum unless they urgently submit applications for protection, as the Turnbull government cracks down on the “legacy caseload” of boat arrivals. > View The Sydney Morning Herald article

Inside Nauru nightmare

Tuesday, August 9 2016
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Chasing Asylum (MA). Director: Eva Orner. 96 minutes With Papua New Guinea’s Supreme Court of Justice finding last month that the detention of asylum seekers on Manus Island was unconstitutional, the shamefulness of Australia’s border protection policies was once again laid bare. As if we needed further proof, on the heels of those developments comes […]

NT royal commission ‘should also include children in immigration detention’

Monday, August 8 2016

Human rights advocates say inquiry should be expanded to including ‘all children deprived of their liberty by the Australian government’.  Read The Guardian article.

Australia deliberately ignores refugee abuse: report

Thursday, August 4 2016

Two leading rights groups accuse Australia of ignoring abuse to deter people from trying to travel to the country.  View the Al Jazeera article  

Australia condemned by rights groups for ‘deliberately ignoring’ refugee abuse

Thursday, August 4 2016

Australia is deliberately ignoring the inhumane treatment of refugees held on the South Pacific island of Nauru as a means of deterring others from attempting the journey to Australia, two human rights groups have said.  View the Al Jazeera article

Refugees – A Matter of Fact

Wednesday, May 11 2016

Director of the Edmund Rice Centre and President of the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA), Phil Glendenning, and human rights lawyer, David Manne, on the Assembly of Catholic Professionals panel > Listen to the presentation